Emory University has partnered with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to build the Health Sciences Research Building. Designed by ZGF, the building enhances translational research and provides connections to Emory’s existing clinical and research programs. The new 212,000 SF facility is the initial phase of a large complex with 60 percent of the program dedicated to pediatric research and the remainder focused on other cancer, immunology, and drug discovery research. The design concept consists of three functional components: a wet laboratory building, a tower containing public functions and dry research space, and an enclosed dry research bridge that connects the new research facility to clinical and research operations on Emory’s core campus. The laboratory building provides four research levels, while the tower consists of an auditorium, break-out spaces, a café on the first floor, and three floors of dry research above. The dry research bridge consists of two floors of computational office space and circulation, and provides a much-needed physical connection between Emory’s disparate research precincts. Laboratory spaces are organized into discrete research neighborhoods to promote scientific interaction and the formation of group identity within different research sectors. The project is LEED Silver?.