The $200 million research institute known as the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery will occupy the 1300 block of University Avenue, replacing older underutilized structures. It will bring together biology, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, nanotechnology, and other fields in one setting to spark new scientific and engineering breakthroughs. It will also serve as a town center with a strong outreach component. This project is spearheaded by a $50 million donation from John and Tashia Morgridge.
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|A/E & Other Fees||$20,063,000|
|% for Art||$125,000|
|Planning||01/2004 – 01/2006|
|Programming||11/2006 – 04/2007|
|10% Concept Report||04/2007 – 09/2007|
|35% Design Report||09/2007 – 03/2008|
|Construction Documents||02/2008 – 08/2008|
|Bid Date||02/2008 – 02/2009|
|Construction||04/2008 – 10/2010|
|User Reps||WID & MIR committee|
|UW PM||Pete Heaslett|
|Landscape Arch.||Olin Partnership/ GRAEF|
|General Contractor||Findorff, Mortenson|
|Mechanical||General Heating & Air Cond|
|Fire Protection||Hooper Corp.|
|Electrical||Westphal & Co. Inc.|
|Total Project $/GSF||$650.15|
- LEED Gold
- Sustainable Sites
- Energy & Amtosphere
- Materials & Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- Quarterly Report Project PDF
Alternative transportation includes promoting bicycle commuting with 963 bicycle stalls with four shower changing facilities within the building.
Exterior shading devices such as overhangs, window fins and baguettes to reduce heat absorbed in the summer months.
The amount of materials recycled was tracked throughout construction and a total of 88% of the construction waste from the project was recycled.
Low-VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, and coatings were applied inside the building.