University of Puerto Rico, Molecular Sciences Complex

155,000 SF biomedical and biochemistry research building with integral boiler and chiller plant, built adjacent to an existing wetland and historically significant botanical garden. The building houses an imaging / NMR suite, including two 500Mhz units, a 300Mhz unit, and two scanning electron microscopes. The project also included an 11,000 SF vivarium facility, as well as a cage wash area with staging, soiled, clean zones, and a sterilized storage area; feed and bedding storage; surgical suite; necropsy area; vet lab and pharmacy; quarantine and isolation areas; and animal holding rooms with associated procedure rooms and support lab spaces. LEED Silver Certified.

Projects Highlights


University of Puerto Rico


Hillier Architecture


San Juan, Puerto Rico


155,000 ft²


LEED Silver Certified



BR+A Principal