Phase 1 of the University of Minnesota's Biomedical Discovery District consisted of an expansion and renovation to the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, which houses the most powerful magnet in the world. The 64,000 square feet of new construction houses five new imaging systems, a cyclotron, laboratory spaces, additional office space and a new seminar area. Approximately 10,000 square feet of the existing building was also renovated to provide additional office space, upgrade laboratory areas, and provide needed common space.
The Biomedical Discovery District is the result of a $292 million funding program approved by the State of Minnesota, bringing over 1,200 scientists and researchers together to collaborate in state-of-the-art facilities to find cures and treatments to today’s most devastating health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and more. Mortenson constructed the expansion of the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Facility as part of Phase 2.
- Positions U of M as a leader in magnetic imaging technology
- Completed on time, within budget. Diverted 75 percent of construction and demolition waste from landfill.