Burns & McDonnell Awarded Contract for New MU Research Facility

As the University of Missouri System plans to build the Translational Precision Medicine Complex (TPMC), it has awarded Burns & McDonnell the contract for architectural, master planning and engineering design services for the $220,800,000 research facility.

“The TPMC complex will build upon MU’s existing strengths to open unparalleled opportunities to transcend traditional learning, bringing world-class minds together to create the next generation of biomedical solutions,” says Elizabeth Loboa, MU’s vice chancellor for strategic partnerships. “The most promising ideas will advance from concept through pilot-scale manufacturing — from benchtop to bedside, all from inside the TPMC.”

Located along Hospital Drive in Columbia, Missouri, the TPMC will aim to bring together industry partners; engineering, medicine and veterinary science students; and the federal government to pursue a collaborative approach to personalized healthcare, supported by the advanced technology.

“At Burns & McDonnell, we are honored to be a part of this cutting-edge facility that will be a critical and energizing addition to the MU campus,” says Clint Blew, a Burns & McDonnell architect who is leading the building design. “Our firm has experienced architects, designers and engineers all under one roof to collaborate with clients and partners to address the full scope of the complex facility design. And as a firm headquartered in Missouri, we are honored to be a part of this project that will place MU in a national and international leadership position in medical and research practice for decades to come.”

Construction for the 275,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in October 2021.

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