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Medical Sciences Building, The University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

New Center for Academic and Research Excellence

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  • Science Gateway.The Center for Academic and Research Excellence (C.A.R.E.) creates a new and exciting entrance to the University of Cincinnati's Medical Research Facility, providing state-of-the-art flexible laboratories that will adapt to new science and technology over the next century.


  • Bold, provocative forms of zinc, brick, and glass mark this building as an important landmark on the University of Cincinnati campus.
  • Complex interplays of glass and metal components make for stunning views of lofty interior spaces.
  • Filled with architectural elements and spanned by long glass bridges, the atrium spaces serves as the primary, public gathering space for this massive medical research facility.
  • Clad in sloping, transparent glass, the distinctively shaped reference library serves as a major learning resource for the medical school.
  • Tall glass walls supported by a dynamic structural design, fill this cafeteria space with abundant natural light and give expansive views to the outside.
  • Upper level seating areas surrounded by juxtaposed planes of wood, metal, and glass, make for an inspirational setting to think outside of the box.
  • Enclosed, comfortable "study huts" give users a choice to work and study in quiet, away form the energy of the atrium's public realm.
  • Enclosed, comfortable "study huts" give users a choice to work and study in quiet, away form the energy of the atrium's public realm.
  • Full-height perimeter glass walls coupled with crisply modern but warmly-toned materials make these laboratory spaces among the most progressive in the country.

people involved in this project:

Louis Hartman

PE, NCEES, LEED AP
Science & Technology Design Studio

Mark E. Hieber

ASLA, LEED AP
Landscape Architecture