The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Building at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center provides efficient and flexible research space in an innovative, creative and interactive environment. It incorporates state-of-the-art technology and systems in a unique building that maximizes views, responds to the diverse context and minimizes apparent bulk. Also, the building creates an enhanced civic image for the entire campus, while promoting the institutional mission of cutting edge cancer research and healing patient care.
Phase 1 of the project (550,000 GSF) included all research and core laboratory space with a 1,800 NSF cGMP laboratory, the rectory and a portion of the vivarium. Phase 2 (128,000 GSF) consisted of all amenity space, the remainder of the vivarium and the future dry laboratory space.
In Phase 1, Jacobs Consultancy was charged with the laboratory planning goal of maximizing flexibility in system, technology and laboratory layout. We created a design with convenient adjacencies between research space, lab support space and offices to foster interaction, while maintaining an efficient and flexible environment to accommodate future changes in research and technology. Labs, linear equipment room and support are consolidated into a bar that maximizes lab modules minimizing circulation space. The animal research facility is located in a two-level basement. In Phase 1 half of the vivarium was located in the tower and includes administrative offices, pathology labs, aquatics and rodent quarantine, all of the animal support, imaging facility in Phase 2 for 4.7T, 7T with plans for a 9.4T, large animal housing and some rodent housing.
Phase 2 included the majority of the rodent housing and its associated procedure rooms.