The University of Florida (UF) will begin construction of a $45m clinical and translational research building on its campus in Gainesville, Florida, US.
The design and build team of the facility includes Perkins + Will, Moses and Associates, AEI, SEG, Siebein and Associates, Skanska, Brame Architect, Williams-Scotsman and Brentwood Company.
The building will house the UF Institute on Aging, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and other research departments, in addition to conference, reception and training areas.
The Institute of Aging complex is funded through a $15m grant from the NIH National Center for Research Resources while the remaining $30m is being funded by the university.
The building will be constructed using sustainable construction methods including the use of low-emission building materials and efficient energy production through photovoltaic cells, light sensor and water conservation technologies.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in January 2013 and the facility is expected to secure an LEED Platinum Plus rating from the US Green Building Council (US-GBC).