Driving on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor — through the eastern edge of the University of Michigan campus — visitors come upon a breathtaking facility that serves as the southern gateway to the University of Michigan medical campus.
A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building
Dedicated in 2006, the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) is an example of the Medical School’s commitment to world-class facilities for our faculty and staff. With a glass façade stretching from the ground to the top floor, it is an impressive structure that also is distinctive in its layout — with laboratories separated from office and collaborative spaces by a soaring atrium.
Built in 2006
84,915 square feet of lab space
15 meeting rooms
A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library
A state-of-the-art renovation complete in 2015 transformed this facility from a traditional book repository to a natural light-filled education hub that supports in-person, collaborative, active learning, 24 hours a days, seven days a week. Notable features include an Anatomage Table, technology enhanced study and group spaces, computer stations, clinical simulation suite, café and a dedicated medical student lounge.
Brehm Tower at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center
The Brehm Tower at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center Complex includes 230,000 square feet spanning eight stories and makes a striking addition to the skyline of the medical campus. It is adjacent to the existing Kellogg Eye Center research tower on Wall Street. The building houses seven eye care clinics with new suites for refractive surgery and cosmetic surgery. On the upper floors, the Brehm Center for Diabetes Research, and laboratories for vision scientists, will foster discoveries in both ophthalmology and diabetes.
- Built in 2009
- 16,303 square feet of lab space
- 11 meeting rooms
- 85 offices
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 41 U.S. centers to earn the National Cancer Institute’s “comprehensive” designation by meeting strict guidelines for: extensive, interactive and innovative clinical and laboratory research; participation in NCI testing of new therapies; significant cancer prevention and control research; and provision of patient education, community service and outreach as well as training for health professionals.
- Built in 1997
- 38,886 square feet of lab space
- 7 meeting rooms
- 75 offices
Just past the BSRB is a large green space leading to the front steps of the sprawling Medical School, with its of mix of laboratories, classrooms and other educational spaces dedicated to our students. Site of the former Kresge Complex, this open space reflects the ever-changing landscape of the U-M Medical School.
Medical Science Building I
Nearing the main medical center, Medical Science Building I provides a bridge from the Medical School to our health-care facilities. It houses the Department of Pathology and the executive offices of the Executive Vice Dean for Medical Affairs/Dean of the Medical School.
- Built in 1958
- 51,501 square feet of lab space
- 29 meeting rooms
- 257 offices
Medical Science Building II
The Medical Science Building II is similar to MSI with more than 50,000 square feet of research space. In addition to serving as the home base for several basic science departments, Med Sci II also has lecture halls and other facilities dedicated to educating future physicians and scientists.
- Built in 1969
- 53,167 square feet of lab space
- 13 meeting rooms
- 140 offices
Medical Science Research Buildings 1, 2 & 3
The Medical School’s largest collection of square footage devoted to research is found in the Medical Science Research Buildings 1, 2 and 3. Many of the University’s top investigators conduct leading-edge scientific inquiry in the towers.
- Built 1985-1994
- 145,793 square feet of lab space
- 25 meeting rooms
- 288 offices
North Campus Research Complex
When the University of Michigan acquired the North Campus Research Complex in 2009, it brought on-line more than just a new group of buildings dedicated to biomedical research. It also nearly doubled the Medical School’s facilities to 80 buildings and more than 4.6 million square feet dedicated to fulfilling the education and research arms of our mission.
- Built 1959-2006, acquired from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in 2009.
- 133,855 square feet of lab space
- 140 meeting rooms
- 1,947 offices
Michigan Medicine Care Facilities
Combined with the neighboring facilities of the U-M Health System — including the University Hospital, Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital — Michigan is home to one of the largest academic medical complexes in the world.