UF Health Jax Biomedical Research Facility

RS&H provided architecture, structural engineering, and healthcare and laboratory programming services for the Biomedical Research Facility at Shands Hospital. The facility is a complete remodeling of an existing two-story clinic into new, adaptable laboratories focused on the changing needs of grant-funded research.

“Bench-top to bedside” translational medical research includes cell culture and tissue specimens as source material. This research manipulates cells using molecular biology and genetic techniques. Using multiwell plate assays, tissues and samples will be evaluated using detection techniques, such as immuno-histo-chemistry, coagulation assays, ELISA, PCR, cytogenetics, etc. Cell biology research utilizes fluorescent molecular detection and involves radioactive substances.

The concept for the design was to develop eight open laboratories on two floors along a double-loaded corridor. These open labs are supported by shared equipment rooms, a centralized wash and sterilization suite, tissue culture laboratories, fluorescent microscopy and dark room areas, and principal investigator offices.

Related Services: Architecture | Engineering | Laboratory Planning & Design

Project Information

University of Florida/Shands Hospital

11,000 Square Feet