Competitive, Collaborative and Productive: Defining a new Paradigm for Medical Research
CannonDesign has created a place that will fundamentally transform our academic medical enterprise. The unique combination of interdisciplinary scientific and healthcare facilities will not only enable us to attract and retain the very best physician scientists, but provide a springboard to the new partnerships and income streams so necessary to compete effectively at a national and international level.
Michael E. Cain, MD, Dean, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University of Buffalo
In the creation of a unique New Scientific Workplace, CannonDesign undertook in-depth research into how to integrate a full cycle of translational processes within the university and healthcare culture. Our solutions focused on three areas:
Operational savings: An integrated design team increased efficiency through enhanced lab space metrics, shared core facilities and also improved physical and digital connectivity for physician scientists across research, education, commercial and healthcare. Additionally, the team enhanced governance and improved operations management through integrated process mapping across research and development functions.
New income streams: Through the introduction of the biosciences incubator and clinical trials facility, researchers were enabled to increase the deliberate commercialization of scientific discoveries. Specially identified project lab space increased competitiveness through partnerships with industry and government.
Enhanced Culture: Benchmarked collaboration spaces deliberately located at various sizes and scales through the building encourage inter-disciplinary entrepreneurial teaming in a shared, multi-use scientific workplace.
Through a unique public private partnership, project was delivered 2 years ahead of schedule with $20m of savings over traditional procurement.
Awards & Media
2013, Overall Health Winner
2012, Best of Healthcare Award
2013, Bronze Award of Honor
2011, Honor Award, Interior Architecture
2013, AIA National Healthcare Award