Johns Hopkins Bunting Blaustein & Koch Cancer Research Buildings

Throughout the preconstruction phase, the budgets were accurate and your input enabled the project team to deliver the best value for our program. Specifically, your in-house mechanical and electrical estimators had a firm grasp of the cost of our system.
John E. Grinnalds, Senior Director Facilities Management, The Johns Hopkins University
Location: 
Baltimore, Maryland
Client: 
The Johns Hopkins University
Architect: 
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
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Contract Value: 
$120,600,000 (combined)
Size: 
492,000 Square Feet (combined)
Year Completed: 
2006
Sector: 
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Located on JHU’s East Baltimore medical campus, the 220,000 square-foot Bunting-Blaustein Cancer Research Building is a state-of-the-art medical research laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. Just three years after completing the Bunting-Blaustein Building, Clark constructed the adjacent and connected Koch Cancer Research Building, a 272,00 square-foot cancer research facility.

The Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building's research areas include cancer biology, hematologic malignancies, solid tumor research, urologic oncology cell and gene therapy, molecular virology, and GI cancer. Shared resources include a 6,000 square-foot animal facility, bio-lab, glass wash, irradiators, and laboratory services. The floor-to-floor height in the laboratory areas allows for two floors of office space for every one floor of laboratory space. The result is ten stories of office space at each end of the building, with five stories of laboratories between the ends.

The Koch Cancer facility contains five floors of laboratories in the center separated by five levels of mechanical space. This interstitial space makes it easier to modify the laboratories in the future. Like the Bunting Blaustein building, two floors of office space line up with every one level of mechanical and laboratory space, which results in 10 levels of office space at each end of the building. Also included is an expanded barrier vivarium, BL-3 laboratory space, and support offices. 

A connector building links the Bunting Blaustein and Koch buildings. It serves as a loading dock for the southwest area of the campus and supports shared vivarium and lab functions. The area between the buildings is landscaped to create a pedestrian mall equipped with pergolas, benches and fountains.

Awards: 
ABC Baltimore - Award of Excellence, Merit Award
Mid-Atlantic Construction - Best of 2006 Award, Health Care & Research Facilities

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