Jensen + Partners, following their master planning work at City of Hope, provided project management and construction management services for several new laboratory facilities, both renovated and newly built. One of these, the Beckman Building, was developed to house the newly formalized division of Cancer and Immunotherapeutics and Tumor Immunology (CITI) at City of Hope. The CITI division integrates a multidisciplinary group of scientists and physicians with a translational research mandate. They have established a center of research excellence in the ﬁeld of Cancer Immunotherapeutics designed to attract world-class researchers in the ﬁelds of radioimmunotherapy, cellular immunotherapy, molecular immunotherapy, vaccine immunotherapy and transplant immunotherapy to explore the potential of the body’s natural defenses against infection in the fight against cancer. This building allows researchers to practice the “bench to bedside” method of developing new drugs, conducting clinical trials and administering those drugs to hospital patients. The ﬁve-story building houses research labs, laboratory support spaces and equipment rooms, a radiopharmacy suite, a cGMP-compliant T-cell production plant, faculty ofﬁces, space for post-docs, administrative and regulatory affairs groups, break and conference rooms, and all necessary infrastructure to support this program. The Beckman Building also includes the City of Hope’s Graduate School of Biological Sciences Academic Center, which includes the Dean’s suite, an auditorium, classrooms, student gathering areas, study rooms, a library, and a dining facility.
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City of Hope National Medical Center