New $412 million advanced research center hopes to attract scientists and clinicians in pediatric biomedical research

The Crump Firm is designing the project.

February 21, 2018 |
Interior collaboration area in St. Jude's advanced research center

Rendering courtesy of The Crump Firm

The new $412 million advanced research center for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is designed as an interactive hub of exploration and discovery. The approximately 625,000-sf center is meant to cultivate transformative research and collaboration.

The center will be an interactive and interdisciplinary environment designed specifically to generate new ideas and teamwork. The labs and spaces will enable researchers to collaborate openly across departments. Open atriums and courtyards will bring in natural light and interaction zones will unite key science disciplines.


Aerial rendering of the new St. Jude's advanced research centerRendering courtesy of The Crump Firm.


Labs will focus on immunology, neurobiology, cell and molecular biology, gene editing, metabolomics, advanced microscopy, epigenetics, genomics, immunotherapy, and RNA biology. Integrated advanced technologies and resources will help to accelerate the pace of discovery.

Two of the center’s eight floors are slated for future expansion and evolving technology in an effort to make sure the advanced research center propels St. Jude’s efforts for the long term.

Developed by The Crump Firm (lead architect) and Jacobs Engineering (lab design), the project is expected to break ground in 2018 and open in 2021.

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