UW Biochemistry Sciences Complex

Madison, WI

This project consisted of hazardous materials abatement, demolition, selective removal, renovation, and new construction within an existing complex. A six-story, 146,000-square-foot facility was newly constructed and its scope included a concrete-frame, laboratory space as well as a basement-level vivarium and a mechanical room located in its sub-basement approximately 40 feet below grade. Two conjoined, three-story historic structures were also renovated and partially rebuilt, one of which contains preserved historic murals. The renovated space was designed with a new auditorium as well as teaching and administrative spaces totaling approximately 78,000 square feet. Another existing three-story, 14,000-square-foot building was fully renovated and connects to the new Complex.


Category /

Higher Education

Attributes /

Additions and Remodels
Historic Renovations
New Construction

Architect /

Flad Architects

Awards /

2013 Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
2013 IIDA Wisconsin, First Place - Educational/Institutional
Wisconsin Builder Top Green Projects Award