Biomedical Engineering Building
Superior work comes from people who are excited about their work. When Rutgers University, led by renowned researcher Martin Yarmush, M.D., Ph.D., decided to become a leading institution in biomedical engineering, they needed a state-of-the art research and laboratory facility. Dr. Yarmush remembered his experience many years ago when he was designing his first lab in a modest basement space, and KSS Architects was a small firm just starting to get on its feet.
The proposed building site was completely open, a noticeable void in the intersection between residential halls and engineering and science buildings. In conceptualizing their design, KSS knew the building would become a crossroads of student traffic, a prominent landmark greeting visitors to the campus, and an institution disseminating research worldwide. The enormous visibility and potential impact of work ongoing in the building informed its sweeping glass facade design through which the entire campus can experience the activity and life powering the research facility.