Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Due in large part to the construction of Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, the Connecticut bioscience community is afire with the possibilities in genomics, where scientists will attempt to link patients’ DNA to specific medical conditions and unlock new cures.

Salas O’Brien provided engineering design services for this innovative new space, including microbiology-based research laboratories, bioinformatics research clusters, adaptable scientific service cores, conference and training facilities, supporting administrative facilities, infrastructure, and a cogeneration unit. To maximize the system’s efficiency, our team designed a natural gas-fired, 250 KW cogeneration outdoor unit to produce electricity and applied recovered heat waste to preheat hot and domestic hot water.

We also assisted in designing a 3,000-square-foot data center with a fully redundant one-megawatt UPS system and cold aisle containment.

2015 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, Project Award
2016 AIA Connecticut Design Award, Honorable Mention
2016 Connecticut Green Building Council, Commercial Honor Award
LEED Gold Certified Building

Completion Year


Construction Cost

$111.8 million


183,500 square feet

Project Partners

Tsoi Kobus Architects
Centerbrook Architects + Planners

Project Photographer

Robert Benson


LEED Gold Certified Building