Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building

Health Care : Research   /   Case Western Reserve University

Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building

Cleveland, Ohio    map
Status: Complete

This new 332,000 gross square foot Research Building transforms the typical research lab, hidden behind closed doors, into collaborative architecture that is visible, open, and engaging. Designed as a response to its tight site in Cleveland' University Circle, the architecture projects its research image on the urban street front through its materiality and transparency; yet is carved away in deference to the residential scale to its north side. Putting a human face on research, the building fosters interaction and communication through a collaborative and flexible research environment and oasis-like courtyard.