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The new laboratory building on the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus houses the hospital's Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute and Cleveland Clinic Laboratories.
The objective of the new facility is to improve medical testing capabilities and to relocate and expand four major labs --Microbiology, Molecular Pathology, Special Chemistry and Immunopathology. The 135,000 square foot building features state-of-the-art laboratories for testing of tissues and other samples to help the medical community detect, diagnose and treat diseases, allowing the Clinic to provide critical pathology and lab testing services to Cleveland Clinic patients and other healthcare institutions throughout the country.
The laboratory building serves as a cornerstone of Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, welcoming patients, visitors and employees arriving to the campus from the East Side. The administrative wing of the three-story building runs parallel to Carnegie Avenue. The tall central mass houses circulation and the service core of the medical testing building. The block adjacent to Wilbur Avenue provides service access and is home to the four labs distributed across the upper three floors of the building, permitting daylight to enter the work areas from the south.
The building addresses several urban design and campus planning issues as it was designed to fit into the Ohio Department of Transportation’s proposed Opportunity Corridor. The new Laboratory creates an urban threshold to the campus.
The design team was assisted by national laboratory planning experts from LEO A DALY. The overall project was designed to meet the USGBC LEED Silver requirements for energy efficiency and to minimize environmental impact. The project is current tracking LEED Gold.
Perspectus also assisted in master planning services for the remaining lab departments within the existing lab building.