Biomedical Sciences Building is Gold Medal Winner
From hundreds of nominated projects, the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett Biomedical Sciences Building has been selected as a Building of America Award project and will be featured as a Gold Medal Winner on the construction network’s Web site http://www.buildingofamerica.com.
Since 1996, the Building of America Network has showcased innovative, unique and challenging new building projects that are particularly noteworthy and give back to their communities.
The Web site is designed to bring together consultants, financial resources, architectural firms, project managers and others from within the construction and design industry to see the newest facilities in regions across the nation. Officials from local governments, financial institutions, architectural and contracting firms also use the case studies on winning building projects to make decisions about facilities in their own communities.
The Burnett Biomedical Sciences building is a 198,000-square-foot, five-story facility that houses faculty who are researching cancer, cardiovascular, infectious and neurological diseases. “We are honored to receive the Building of America Award,” said Dr. Pappachan E. Kolattukudy, director of the Burnett school. “We are proud of our new building and proud to be creating an emerging biomedical cluster at Lake Nona.”