Research center built for interdisciplinary cooperation
The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, in Houston, the first basic research institute for childhood neurological diseases, is a 13-story twisting tower in the center of the hospital campus. The glass-skinned building twists four degrees counterclockwise at each level, creating a shape reminiscent of the DNA double helix, a theme carried throughout the building. The building provides research facilities for more than 130 scientists with open labs to enhance collaboration among researchers. Project architect Perkins + Will is seeking LEED Silver certification.