Center for Predictive Medicine for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Regional Biocontainment Laboratory

Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - photovoltaics
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - photovoltaics
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - break room
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - break room
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - lab
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - lab
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - imaging
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - imaging
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - vivarium
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - vivarium
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - engineering
Univ Louisville RBL | Louisville, KY, US - engineering
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Built with a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, this Regional Biocontainment Laboratory was commissioned in response to growing homeland security concerns.

The laboratory models, develops, and tests vaccinations and chemo- and immune-therapeutics to fight bioterrorism and emerging infectious disease.

Each lab suite contains a separate HVAC zone to allow isolation without affecting adjacent work areas. This flexible design accommodates shared research as well.

With the completion of this lab, the University will become the leader of fundamental and applied pathogenic research in the Ohio Valley Region. 

  • Sustainable Features: Daylighting & Views, Innovative Wastewater Technologies, LEED Registered, Occupant Lighting Control, Occupant Thermal Control, Photovoltaics, Public Transportation Access, Renewable Energy On-site, Stormwater Management, Water Efficient Landscaping, Water Use Reduction
  • Type of Construction: New Construction
  • Size: 38,000 SF (3,530 m²)
  • Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
  • Project Components: ABSL 3 Biocontainment, BSL 2 Biocontainment, BSL 3 Biocontainment, Infectious Disease Laboratory, Offices, Vivarium
  • Project Type: Academic, Containment, Controlled Environment, Higher Education, Research Laboratory, Science + Technology, Vivaria
  • Related Projects: Academic, Architecture, Containment, Research, Science & Technology, Vivaria