UCLA HAS OPENED two state-of-the-art research buildings that together herald a new era in scientific exploration – the Biomedical Sciences Research Building & Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center (left) and the Neuroscience Research Building (right).
The 230,000-square-foot Biomedical/Orthopaedic Hospital building was dedicated in September 2007. It is the first building on campus created expressly to encourage and cultivate joint investigations among faculty who would not ordinarily collaborate, and foster crossover discoveries in AIDS, stem-cell research and advances to combat a wide range of diseases. Architects designed the building with common laboratories between departments, which will house some 60 faculty research groups from a variety of fi elds. To the west is the 130,000-square-foot Neuroscience Research Building, which opened in 2005 and is a key design component uniting the academic and health-sciences campuses. It includes customized wet laboratories to house neuroscience and genetic research, support space, staff and research offi ces, and instructional and public spaces.