The Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) is the third and final component of the University of Wisconsin Madison’s HealthStar construction program. The heart of this new research complex brings together unique state-of-the-art human and technological elements of medicine. UW’s leading cancer research, imaging and diagnostic resources are directly adjacent to outstanding inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, allowing occupants to pursue translational and interdisciplinary research for UW’s Medical School. The Phase I core program includes modern translational medicine laboratories required for a comprehensive cancer center, and includes an imaging center, a vivarium and building support space.
Phase II, the Center Tower, continued consolidation of medical research labs and programs critical to the long-term success of the center’s overall goals. The Center Tower phase of the WIMR Building consists of one seven-story laboratory tower on a three-story base. The base building portion of the Center Tower was completed with Phase I. The seven research laboratory floors of Phase II are occupied by the Eye Research Institute, Surgery, Cardiovascular and Regenerative Sciences, Molecular Medicine, and Neurosciences research groups. Phase II additionally incorporates sustainability practices where appropriate, including construction material recycling, daylighting, substantial heat recovery, robust building automation controls, a rain garden, an accessible green roof and low maintenance landscape features necessary to achieve LEED-Gold certification.