Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons developed a new research facility for the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center under the leadership of Dr. David D. Ho. This project—approximately 24,000 gross square feet—transformed existing research and administrative areas into new state-of-the-art laboratories, offices, and support spaces to meet the modern research needs of the department. 

Fact Sheet

Client: Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Project Program: Dry and wet laboratory and administrative space, equipment rooms, and a BSL-3 Laboratory

Project Scope: 

  • The scope of work included a total demolition of the existing spaces and infrastructure.
  • The project included a new interior convenience stair between two floors.
  • The construction scope included, but was not limited, to partitions, ceilings, lighting, furniture, laboratory casework, and equipment.
  • New mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems were tied into the base building infrastructure.

Project Area: 24,200 square feet

Architect: Lord, Aeck, Sargent

MEP Engineer: AKF Engineers

Commissioning Agent: GHC

Contractor: ACC Construction

Year Completed: 2019

Media Coverage

“Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center to Join Columbia University”
CUIMC Today, 3/20/19