Transforming Medicine

The Building for Transformative Medicine will bring 675,000 square feet of translational research and clinical space to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

With construction completion planned for 2016, the 11-story Building for Transformative Medicine will house eight floors of research laboratories, two floors of clinics, a state-of-the-art imaging facility, a conference and teaching center, and a 400-car garage, along with associated site improvements. It connects to the existing hospital campus via the “Pike,” a quarter-mile-long pedestrian circulation system, which the new building now anchors.

Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, the Building for Transformative Medicine includes an innovative façade and massing that bring much-needed daylight into the building. Sunshades on the exterior allow occupants to modulate daylight in accordance to their needs.

The flexible clinic plans are designed to maximize collaboration between disciplines and advance discovery. For instance, the neuroscience floor will integrate clinicians from 13 sub-specialties, providing the highest quality of full, “one-stop,” multidisciplinary care for patients with complex conditions.

Awards and Publications


CODAworx, CODAaward Merit Award
European Healthcare Design Awards, Highly Commended
ENR New England, Best Project, Healthcare


ENR New England, “Health Care Best Project - Building for Transformative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital,” November 22, 2016
Health Facilities Management, “Building for Transformative Medicine provides advanced care, research in sustainable facility,” October 17, 2016
Healthcare Design, “Brigham and Women’s Hospital Opens Building for Transformative Medicine,” October 5, 2016
Boston Business Journal, “Inside Brigham’s $475M Building for Transformative Medicine,” September 29, 2016
New England Real Estate Journal, “Suffolk Construction and NBBJ start Brigham and Women’s Hospital 360,000 s/f research facility,” July 19-25, 2013