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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus
Project category
Science & Technology,
Project market
Interior Design
Project location
Ashburn, Virginia
Date of completion
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rafael Viñoly Architects,
Thornton Tomasetti,

As the architectural partner, KGD supported Rafael Viñoly Architects’ master plan and design for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus which created a state-of-the-art research campus, including laboratories, conference and hotel facilities, and on-site housing. The main building’s curving plan lends variety to its longitudinal distribution. The leading-edge, naturally lit laboratory is built into the natural contours of the site in rural Virginia, preserving views to the Potomac River from a historic manor, and features what was the largest green roof in the world at the time it was built. The bucolic campus encompasses conference and dining facilities as well as short, medium, and long-term residential units for visiting researchers; wellness, fitness and recreation facilities, innovative green infrastructure including ponds which capture stormwater. Campus walks integrate a robust art program with the lush Virginia landscape. The project was delivered by an onsite team through fast-track bidding to successfully achieve HHMI’s schedule goals.

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Project Leadership
Manoj Dalaya Principal | Co-President Manoj Dalaya