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Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a public-private biomedical research partnership that is located on the [3]

Both institutes are housed in the same facility, which also serves as a town center, providing several small and large meeting and collaboration areas and variety of dining options. This town center design is based on the philosophies presented in the Wisconsin Idea.[4] Above the town center on the ground floor, the building has three floors of modular, non-traditional research and lab space, designed to promote collaboration amongst researchers.[4] The building is also designed using green techniques, and is expected to use 50% less energy and water than the next most recent research building on the UW–Madison campus.[4]


  • Building Design Information 1
  • Awards 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Building Design Information

  • Size: 330,000 square feet
  • Cost: $213 million
  • Architect, Design Architect, and Laboratory Planner: Ballinger, Philladelphia, PA
  • Associate Architect/Interior Designer: Uihlein Wilson Architects, Milwaukee, WI
  • MEP Engineer: Affiliated Engineers Inc., Madison, WI
  • Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Philadelphia, PA
  • Structural and Civil Engineer: Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Assoc. Inc., Madison, WI
  • Construction Manager: J.H. Findorff & Sons Inc., Madison, WI, and M.A. Mortensen Co., Brookfield, WI


  • Awarded 2012 Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine
  • Received the 2012 Innovation in Green Building Award

See also


  1. ^ "Wiley takes interim post at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery". The Business Journal of Milwaukee (American City Business Journals, Inc.). 23 June 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Leadership | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery". 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Leadership". Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Building - Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery". Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 

External links

  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery - Discovery Home

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