Credit: Esto/David Sundberg

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Health Information and Translational Sciences Building (IUPUI HITS)

BBB’s design for IUPUI’s new HITS building fosters an interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and learning.

The new Health Information and Translational Sciences building is a contemporary yet contextual, technology-based research facility. Housing eight academic departments, the building provides dedicated teaching, research and collaboration space for over 430 scientists and research assistants. As a prelude to the design, BBB’s initial site planning study examined various land use and massing options for the site. The result is a complex of low- and mid-rise volumes joined by a dramatic two-story glass atrium that overlooks the canal basin. A 7-story tower marks the building’s western entry and also serves as a beacon for the community. Local materials such as Indiana limestone and variegated brick compose the exterior, while ash wood is combined with perforated metal on the interior. An internal light well introduces natural light into the building, and open workstations ensure that everyone is within 30 feet of daylight.

 

Client

Indiana University

Location

Indianapolis, IN

Size

169,000 SF

Completed

2004

People

FAIA, LEED AP
Partner
AIA
Associate Partner
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate
PE, Assoc. AIA
Senior Associate
LEED AP
Associate
Associate, Creative Visualization
LEED AP
Associate, Environmental Graphics