Collaborative Environment

Charged with developing a top-tier collaborative research environment, SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson, in association with Boston-based architecture firm Goody Clancy, worked with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to design the James E. Clyburn Research Center. The facility is a 200,000 square foot interdisciplinary research complex located in the heart of MUSC’s downtown urban campus.

Innovative Research Areas

This new collaborative environment, reflects the University’s latest approach to biomedical investigation by bringing together professionals from different backgrounds, disciplines and institutions to work together to solve some of the world’s most challenging health problems. Featuring a number of flexible learning spaces, open expanses, conference rooms, and interconnected labs for research the new Center brings together the best minds in medicine with the goal of achieving breakthroughs in patient care.

Bioengineering Building

Certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Bioengineering Building features a number of classrooms, wet and dry labs for cancer genomics research, medicinal garden and various bioengineering lab spaces. Sustainable design features include: direct/indirect light fixtures within research spaces, high efficiency mechanical systems, solar sun screens, reflective roof and recyclable finishes.

Drug Discovery Building

The Drug Discovery Building is an inter-disciplinary, multi-departmental research facility that was designed to enhance public and private sector resources focused on the drug discovery process. The new facility is home to the Comparative Medicine, Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences and Hollings Cancer Center. Specialized spaces within the building include an animal imaging center (CT, Pet, Optical Imaging), NMN capabilities, a 280-seat auditorium, multiple seminar spaces and teaching labs.

The new James E. Clyburn Research Center is certified LEED Gold and includes both the Bioengineering and Drug Discovery Buildings. Our design partner on the research center was Boston-based architectural firm, Goody Clancy.

Design Awards:
AIA Columbia Chamber – 2012 Merit Award

ClientMedical University of South CarolinaLocationCharleston, South Carolina Project SizeBioengineering Building – 98,000 square feet; Drug Discovery Building – 108,000 square feetServicesArchitecture, Engineering, Interior Design

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