INSIDE SHOT — Spring 2010

Structuring Collaboration
The $235 million BJC Institute of Health at Washington University School of Medicine opened in late January. The institute serves as the hub for the University’s BioMed 21 initiative to speed scientific discovery and rapidly apply breakthroughs to patient care. “This building is a beacon for innovative and potentially lifesaving research conducted at Washington University,” says Larry J. Shapiro, executive vice chancellor of medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. “Having our researchers in a central location will enhance the spirit of collaboration and lead to new advances in important research areas.” Built to be environmentally sustainable, the 11-story building is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold designation. A two-story lobby (above) with a glass entryway leads into the building at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Children’s Place. For more information, see Frontrunners.