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This project developed a master plan for research space allocated to the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. DBA surveyed and analyzed the department’s current laboratories and ancillary spaces in order to evaluate existing conditions, as well as worked closely with the university’s department of research, and department of medicine faculty to determine immediate, short term and long term goals.

The master plan developed a phased renovation over 5, 10, and beyond 15 year periods. The initial 5 year portion of the plan, for approximately 25,000 - 30,000sf, included detailed room by room plans, mechanical considerations, budget estimates and relocations for each group of renovations. The group of renovations in the 10 year portion of the plan are developed to a schematic level for budgetary purposes, and the 15 year and beyond periods include conceptual plans with budgets based on square footage.

The intent of the plan was to catalog the existing space and conditions in which the Department of Medicine is operating, and develop a rationalized plan to prioritize future renovations taking existing conditions, departmental growth and goals, and campus initiatives into consideration. It can also be used as a reference catalog to reevaluate needs as priorities change. The first two renovation projects conceived as part of this study are currently being realized.

Department of Medicine Research Master Plan
Evaluation & Master Plan for Dept. of Medicine Research space at VUMC

Project Type:

Master Plan
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
13,000 GSF
September 2007