The laboratory space is designed in flexible modules, which can be modified with changing research projects. Spaces for frequent interaction between researchers are another design attribute.

This is the fourth research building in the U of L Health Science Campus, that were designed and master planned by AJRC/SmithGroup. The project achieved United States Green Building Council’s LEED Gold Certification making it the first LEED certified research building in Kentucky and the largest LEED NC Gold certified research building in the country at the time of certification.

Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan, Inc., in conjunction with the SmithGroup, developed the research campus plan and functional space program as well as providing complete architectural and engineering services, including sustainable and interior design.

Awards / Recognition:

LEED NC Gold Certification

USGBC [2010]


MediStar Award [2010]

Most Innovative Facility Design

Medical News Magazine


AIA Kentucky

Honor Award for Design Excellence [2010]


AIA Detroit

Honor Award [2011]


AIA Michigan

Honor Award [2012]


Masonry Honor Award [2010]

Kentuckiana Masonry Institute


Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

National Council of Structural Engineers Assoc.



Cornerstone 2020 Award

Louisville Downtown Management District



Build Kentucky Award [2009]

LEED Project over $ 61 Million

Assoc. General Contractors of Kentucky


Press Coverage

~ ARCHITECT The AIA Magazine, July 2012

~ Courier Journal - Louisville, KY

~ Herald Leader - Lexington KY

~ Business First - Louisville

~ Green Building Quarterly - Magazine

AIA KY Newsletter - March 2010

~ Healthcare Design Magazine - 

   Featured Project in the Annual Showcase

~ Medical News - Louisville, KY

~ USGBC KY - Online Project Profile


LEED Sustainability Concepts:

Clinical and Translational Research Building Sustainability Initiatives