Supporting Biomedical Research
Now housing over 1,200 scientists and support staff, the SLU complex is cutting-edge in researching areas that include:
These areas are supported by biomedical research centers that cross organizational and disciplinary lines. All centers and institutes are examples of a new paradigm in biomedical research; collaborating together to solve particular problems.
The SLU complex offers many
core services, lab equipment, and resources to researchers. »
"South Lake Union is key to UW Medicine's ability to lead a significant portion of the nation's biomedical research enterprise well into the 21st Century," says Dr. Paul Ramsey, CEO of UW Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. "The opportunities for research collaboration across organizational and disciplinary lines are already enormous here, and the future holds much promise for UW Medicine to develop new interdisciplinary initiatives."
Academic Departments and Programs
Environmentally Responsible Award-Winning Design
Green design is a hallmark of UW Medicine's South Lake Union campus, a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Washington Council Civic Design Award. The SLU complex is described as a sustainable, eco-friendly facility that provides a healthier environment for employees.
The buildings include sustainable, high-performance features such as a highly efficient chilled beam radiant cooling system, significant natural day-lighting supplemented by automated lighting control systems in laboratory areas, and exterior sun shades that limit solar gain, further reducing energy use. Sustainably harvested wood decking and low water use vegetation complete the design.