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SUNY Upstate Medical University

Central NY Biotech Accelerator, Innovation Center & Simulation Center

Location: Syracuse, NY
Project Completed: 2012
Size: 60,000 SF
The new Biotechnology Accelerator is a catalyst for economic growth in central NY, aspiring to be a leading center in plant and human biotechnology. SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry partnered with each other and with private-sector high-tech and healthcare companies to nurture biotech discoveries with strong commercial potential. The facility contains a variety of research labs, pilot plant space, offices, and conference rooms.

SLAM was recently retained to continue work at the facility - programming and designing a new Innovation Center. The 3rd floor, 13,200-SF space provides collaborative areas to develop ideas from initiation to cultivation. SLAM was also asked to design a new simulation center to be located in the lower level of the existing medical library.

what mattered to the client
  • to be a catalyst for economic growth in central New York —the SUNY institutions will partner with private-sector high-tech and healthcare companies to nurture biotech discoveries with strong commercial potential; the center will provide world-class core facilities for DNA, proteomic, bioinformatic and tissue-engineering technologies—processes that capitalize on new genomic discoveries and fuel the explosion of the biotechnology industry
  • to capitalize on the fact that their distinct research specialties — medicines and natural resources — share many of the same biology procedures and biotechnology equipment
  • to achieve LEED™ Gold certification
outcomes-based design RESULTS
  • Project was designed to create an inviting, collaborative environment with amenities and areas for interaction for the tenants while maintaining a high level of personal security and protection of intellectual property
  • The multiple tenant facility is designed with highly adaptable and flexible modular lab and pilot space, designed to allow tenants to occupy space with minimal requirement for fit-up at a competitive cost.
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