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Project Feature: The Lundquist Institute

Updated: Nov 17

A New Home For Groundbreaking Research. The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation (formerly the LA Biomedical Research Institute) is a non-profit biomedical research organization that was founded in 1952. The Institute and its 100-plus distinguished research groups have contributed many groundbreaking biomedical solutions over the years, from the modern cholesterol test to treatments that boost the survival rate of premature infants.

Poised to serve as a hub for the Los Angeles area's burgeoning biotech scene, The Lundquist Institute is designed to be one of the most advanced research buildings in the U.S. The project included an 80,000-sq.-ft., four-story facility set within the 72-acre Harbor-UCLA Medical Center campus in Torrance, CA. In addition to the ground-up, new construction of the research building, the project scope included related demolition, major landscape transformation and utility infrastructure work.


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