The John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center is a 500,000 SF, state-of-the-art complex that houses interactive laboratories and shared resource spaces for 85 groups made up of more than 800 scientists. The completion of Phase II (320,000 SF), designed by Perkins&Will, includes an expansion of the vivarium facility from Phase I, with imaging suites, 20,000 research animal cages, temperature-sensitive rooms and supporting animal care spaces. Additionally, Phase II also incorporates laboratory spaces for behavioral research, tissue culture and electro-physiology. Lab support spaces, administrative spaces, imaging suites, and additional animal care facilities are also included in the scope of program.
The research center is considered one of the world’s most energy efficient life science facilities. It earned the LEED Gold rating as well as three Green Globe awards from the Green Building Initiative.