ZGF programmed and designed the new 358,346 SF Altman Clinical Translational Research Institute to provide an environment in which researchers can obtain the education, resources, and collaborations necessary to translate discoveries into practice. At the University of California, San Diego, the Institute is a partnership among the University and other local institutions dedicated to improving human health. The mission of the Institute is to create an environment that advances healthcare through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients. Named for donors Steve and Lisa Altman, the new LEED Gold® building creates a unique, multidisciplinary environment that brings together laboratory scientists and clinical investigators to understand disease, develop new methods of treatment, and translate clinical research results into clinical practice. The dry bench research space includes computing spaces, exam and interview rooms for human subjects participating in clinical trials, staff and faculty offices, and other specialty spaces. The building also includes wet bench laboratory space, as well as equipment space, tissue culture, other specialized rooms, and core facilities.

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