Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research Phase II

Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research Building

Project Information

Total Cost: $134,800,000

Project Phase: Construction

Construction Dates: 02/2011 - 11/2013

Area: 251,000 GSF

Project Summary: This $134,800,000 project constructs the middle tower of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR), located at 1111 Highland Avenue. This tower includes approximately 175,000 ASF/251,000 GSF of biomedical research space on floors three through nine and is built on a base that was constructed as part of the first phase of work for the WIMR. Research activities in this tower, which focus on cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, and molecular- based disease, will be relocated from the Medical Sciences Center (MSC) on the central campus. Construction began in February 2011, is expected to be substantially complete November 2013 and occupied December 2013. 


The project is currently tracking at a LEED Silver certification level. Details about this are given below.

50% of wood products are derived from sustainable forestry practices as certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

 Lobby of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research building

Plants surrounding the building that require no irrigation

    All plants and grass surrounding this site require no irrigation.

Scrap metal, along with concrete and wood are among the construction materials recycled in the project.  

Scrap metal that was recycled during construction

bicycle parking that is located outside the building

A total of 180 bike racks are placed around the building with showers and changing facilities available in the Nielson Tennis Stadium (located just across the street) to promote bicycle commuting.
  lobby of the building