Mike Bush served as the lead design principal for the Lazare Research Center, a 360,000 square foot facility that is located on the quadrangle of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Campus in Worcester. This project began with a master planning process of the entire campus to insure that the zoning and future development opportunities were understood and the proposed research building was contextually sited. As a result, the Lazare Research Center massing establishes the western edge of the developing quadrangle and serves as a vehicular gateway to the campus.
Great attention to detail was one of the hallmarks of this project, including movable casework in the laboratories, warm interior finishes, and a masonry and curtainwall exterior expression that all work to reinforce the image of the Medical School.
The scope of this project includes: