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
MediStar Award 
Most Innovative Facility Design
Medical News Magazine
Honor Award for Design Excellence 
Honor Award 
Honor Award 
Masonry Honor Award 
Kentuckiana Masonry Institute
Excellence in Structural Engineering Award
National Council of Structural Engineers Assoc.
Cornerstone 2020 Award
Louisville Downtown Management District
Build Kentucky Award 
LEED Project over $ 61 Million
Assoc. General Contractors of Kentucky
~ Courier Journal - Louisville, KY
~ Herald Leader - Lexington KY
~ Business First - Louisville
~ Green Building Quarterly - Magazine
~ Healthcare Design Magazine -
Featured Project in the Annual Showcase
~ Medical News - Louisville, KY
~ USGBC KY - Online Project Profile