Yale Bulletin and Calendar

March 3, 2000Volume 28, Number 23

An architect's rendering of the south wing of the new $176 million building, showing Gilbert Street in the foreground.

Yale to construct $176 million building
for medical research and education

Yale announced that it will begin construction of a new $176 million building on Congress Avenue to house key research and state-of-the-art educational facilities for the School of Medicine.

The building is part of Yale's commitment, which it also announced in late February, to invest $500 million over the next 10 years to expand and improve the medical school's facilities, increasing its laboratory space by 25% and enhancing its position as one of the nation's top medical schools.

These announcements mean that Yale has committed over $1 billion to promote its basic science, engineering and clinical research programs. Yale announced in January that it will invest over $500 million to ensure that its science and engineering programs remain among the world's finest.

Boost for biomedical research

"This plan will increase our capacity for biomedical research, one of Yale's greatest academic strengths, and allow our faculty and students to work and learn in state-of-the-art facilities," President Richard C. Levin said.

The new building, which will sit on Congress Avenue between Cedar Street and Howard Avenue, will hold six floors of laboratories for disease-based research, core facilities for genomics and magnetic resonance imaging, and state-of-the-art teaching space for anatomy and histology.

Yale ranks fifth in the nation in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), most of which goes to the medical school. As NIH funding has increased, so has the demand for laboratory space. Along with the Congress Avenue building, the $500 million of investments will include renovation of much of the school's other laboratory space.

"Every field of medicine is being transformed by recent advances in molecular biology, cell biology and genetics," said Dr. David Kessler, dean of the School of Medicine, "and Yale investigators with this critically important new investment look forward to leading the way in biomedical research of the future."

The Congress Avenue building is being designed by Payette Associates of Boston and Venturi Scott Brown of Philadelphia -- both of which are highly experienced firms that have worked together previously on academic laboratory buildings. Construction management will be handled by Whiting-Turner, a company that has compiled an outstanding track record on other projects at Yale.


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