UCSF has hired New-York based architect Rafael Vinoly to design its new stem-cell research facility, paid for with $3 billion worth of funding they received to study the controversial science. (Take that Federal Government.) Vinoly has crafted a 74,000 square foot Institute for Regeneration Medicine, a four-terraced, LEED certified lab topped by a green roof— natch. Also on the boards is the Helen Diller Family Caner Research Building, slated for completion this fall.
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