C.W. Bill Young Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases

NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - entry detail
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - entry detail
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - break area
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - break area
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - research lab
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - research lab
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - cage wash
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - cage wash
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - engineering
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - engineering
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - screen detail
NIH Center for Biodefense | Bethesda, MD, US - screen detail
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

This building is the largest NIH facility built for and dedicated to containment and houses the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) study to determine possible agents of emerging and infectious diseases. It is designed to allow for bio-containment research including BSL-3 enhanced to be conducted on every floor.

The design of Building 33 was ushered through the National Capital Planning Commission so quickly and efficiently that the NIH is using it as a model for all other projects going though the NCPC.

  • Type of Construction: New Construction
  • Size: 150,000 SF (13,940 m²)
  • Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
  • Project Components: Amenity Spaces, BSL 2 Biocontainment, BSL 3 Biocontainment, BSL 3-e Biocontainment, Biology Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory, Collaborative Space, Conference Room, Offices, Parking, Training Facilities, Vivarium
  • Project Type: Containment, Federal, Government and Institutional, Science + Technology, Vivaria
  • Related Projects: Architecture, Containment, Federal, Federal Architecture, Public Health, Science & Technology, Vivaria