Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
A home for the world's biggest magnet.
Major science goes on here. The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) is one of the leading centers for magnetic imaging research in the world. And inside are some of the world’s most powerful magnets: 7 Tesla and above. The ultrahigh magnetic fields are used to study system level organ function and physiology in humans and animals. Designing spaces for some of the most advanced instrumentation in the world required a unique level of understanding and coordination between our architects, consultants and University scientists. There were a lot of site constraints and high tech programmatic priorities like wet labs, tissue labs and procedure rooms alongside pre-function space and an auditorium. The design was inspired by an MRI’s layering effect, using natural light, bright colors, and exterior views to enhance the experience for researchers and patients alike.