The striking exterior design encourages innovation, inspiring students and faculty toward new approaches in research. Meanwhile, the nine-story atrium bathes the interior in natural light, radiating warmth and openness.
With this new addition, UC boasts an ideal setting for its researchers, educators and clinicians as they seek answers to the health-related problems facing us today.
The CARE/Crawley Building provides 240,000 square feet of new space on UC's medical campus, including lab, research, teaching and library facilities. It creates an open, urban-like setting, to encourage interactivity and a sense of collegial community.
STUDIOS Architecture planned and designed the building in collaboration with Harley Ellis Devereaux. Erik Sueberkrop, a UC alumnus, STUDIOS Architecture principal, and lead designer on the project, won the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award for the building design in 2002.A History of Success Through Medical Research
Successful medical research hinges on the ability to translate findings into the most advanced patient care. UC has a long history of translating findings into better treatments-from the development of the first treatment for acute stroke, to the discovery of a protein and subsequent therapeutic vital for lung development in infants.
It was expert patient care at UC that led Cincinnati native Edith J. Crawley to invest in the education and research mission at the university. Her forward-thinking gift supports the creation of a research center for eye disease in older adults and a scholarship fund for students, residents and fellows involved in vision research.A Green Building
Green spaces give way to green ideas in this environmentally friendly showplace-indoors and out.
The newest building on the medical campus may also be one of the "greenest" science buildings in the nation. The CARE/Crawley Building was designed with sustainability in mind, from its overall design to the materials and methods used in its construction.
The building is designed to achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization committed to sustainable building practices. That will be a significant accomplishment for a laboratory research building, which by its primary function is energy intensive.