Queen’s University Cancer Research Laboratory.
Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated of Toronto, with Shoalts and Zaback Architects of Kingston have completed a $16 million, 37,500 square foot multi-function research facility in Kingston, Ontario on the campuses of Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital. Researchers and graduate students as well as post-doctoral trainees share technologies for three separate research branches under the same roof, which houses the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC), the Clinical Trials Group (CTG), the Queen’s Cancer Research labs (QCRL) and the Radiation Oncology Research Unit (RORU).
Widely varied requirements included wet labs, team-based dry research work areas and secure patient records areas. Differing research agendas find common spaces between disciplines in the interior court lounges, meeting areas and shared seminar rooms which provide connection and collaborative space. The design is meant to accommodate future unforeseen research needs. The Laboratory is now open.