University of North Dakota Neuroscience Research Center

Grand Forks, North Dakota

The Neuroscience Research Center is designed by JLG Architects to provide laboratory and office space for University of North Dakota (UND) researchers in the study of neurological disease and treatment. At the helm of the project was the goal of organizing the building to satisfy the desire of staff to work within a collegial environment in which researchers from different disciplines can more easily collaborate. The building’s entry at the corner faces the main campus and works to strengthen the tie between the School of Medicine and the main campus. Inside, eight laboratories are designed to provide a mix of dedicated and shared space to foster engaged research and discovery. From the outside, the Center of Excellence appears as a series of brick masses separated by tall windows relating in size and scale to the surrounding single-family residences. While forging collaborative opportunities in the present, the project has also paved the way for an underground connection to the existing School of Medicine, furthering student, faculty, and research connections that will impact the future of healthcare. This project was completed in conjunction with HGA.

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"Of our 13 nationwide installations, the UND Cyclotron project is the only one delivered on time and on budget. It is our number one installation."
– Al Brandenstein, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Office of National Drug Control