NeuroAI Building

New research initiatives examining the links between neuroscience and the next generation of artificial intelligence ignited Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s need for a dedicated space where the two disciplines could converge. Centerbrook’s expansion of the historic waterfront campus includes a 23,000-square-foot mass timber building that will enable neuroscientists and artificial intelligence engineers to intersect for the first time, revolutionizing research at the renowned genetics laboratory.


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Location Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Features timber frame
Photo Credit Centerbrook

NeuroAI research and mass timber construction are both firsts on the campus. Southern yellow pine glue laminated columns and beams will provide the superstructure and cross laminated timber (CLT) decking will provide the floor structure. The wood, sourced and manufactured in the United States, is a sustainable, low carbon alternative to traditional steel-frame construction.

The building will be home to a research operations department, principal investigators, and three floors of open post doctorate research workstations. Three lounges will enable researchers to convene informally and meeting rooms for 4 to 40 people provide more formal space for collaboration. The open floor plan provides an interior transparency that fuels discovery, while the expansive windows emit ample natural light and offer connections to the lush landscapes and harbor beyond.