University of Vermont Health Science Research Facility

A state-of-the-art facility dedicated to education and research.

Burlington, VT
Delivery Method
CM at-Risk
The University of Vermont
Year Complete

Project Overview

PC Construction collaborated with the University of Vermont to bring this 125,000-square-foot, multi-story, state-of-the-art health science research facility to the university and medical center campus. The new facility houses a cancer center, genetics laboratories, laboratory support spaces, specialty facilities such as tissue culture and NMR, conference rooms, and offices and administrative space. Work included the installation of specialty air, gas, vacuum, water and RODI systems in all research laboratories as well as a stone façade connector to the adjacent buildings to serve as the new entrance to the College of Medicine.

In addition to the state-of the-art research equipment housed in the building, the HVAC system was designed around two steam absorption, 1,000-ton chillers, which provide HVAC chilled water to two adjacent buildings and eliminate the existing 40-year-old chillers.

Extensive infrastructure improvements were required to prepare the site, including underpinning to strengthen the existing foundation. In addition, a full-welded moment-resistive steel frame was utilized to protect the delicate nature of the research performed within the facility.


  • AGC Vermont Best Builders Award


Square-Foot Health Science Research Facility


Ton Chiller Installation to Accommodate Labs


Levels of Research and Development Space