NIH PORTER

BETHESDA, MARYLAND
NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY 600,000 SF

The National Institutes of Health’s Porter Neuroscience Research

Center is a multi-disciplinary neuroscience research laboratory
dedicated solely to research of the brain. It was completed in 2006.
The Center is a total of 600,000 SF with over 420,000 SF dedicated
to research laboratories, 12,000 SF lab administrative offices, 80,000
SF animal research facilities, an 8,000 SF auditorium, 10,000 SF
cafeteria, and 20,000 SF of public space/atrium. One of the main
goals of the project was to create a facility that promotes cutting edge
biomedical research through communication and collaboration as a
means to facilitate innovation and creativity.
As Development Manager, Higgins Development Partners was acting
as the single point of responsibility and accountability for all aspects of
architect selection, programming, facilities design and construction.

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