JAX Adds AIA Connecticut Award

CENTERBROOK, Conn. – Since its opening two years ago, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine has become highly regarded for its design and sustainability. The Connecticut chapter of American Institute for Architects is the latest to take note.

AIA Connecticut recently revealed its 2016 Design Awards recipients and JAX, designed by Centerbrook Architects & Planners in collaboration with Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, was named an Honorable Mention recipient to bring its awards total to six.

The Farmington-based research facility will be honored under the ‘Built Design – Commercial, Institutional/Educational, Public/Municipal, Multi-Family, Interiors’ category at the AIA Connecticut Design Awards on Dec. 5. The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, a Centerbrook client, will host the program.

JAX was also recognized in September with a Commercial Honor Award by the Connecticut Green Building Council for its outstanding sustainable achievements. The previous calendar year was full of design accolades for JAX, which garnered four different awards, including the Project Award by the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories.

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is one of three recent projects on the UConn Health campus in Farmington that Centerbrook has been associated with as part of the Bioscience Connecticut initiative. Centerbrook designed the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion and Garage that came online in 2015 as well as the new Academic Entrance and renovations to the School of Medicine and Dental Medicine that is in progress.