Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

Lord Aeck Sargent began work as the idea of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC) was envisioned in 1989 and has continued as advocate, architect and program manager since.

ADARC is the world’s largest private HIV/AIDS research center, is committed to finding solutions to end the AIDS epidemic by conducting basic discovery research and by developing novel therapies, vaccines and other prevention strategies. The Diamond Center outgrew its space, so in the fall of 1996, expanded to an additional floor. In 1996, the Director, David Ho MD, was named Time Magazine Man of the Year.

Last year, ADARC was recruited by the Columbia University Medical Center and has committed to move to their campus. The development of the lab at CUMC is a complete renovation and fit-out of 24,000 square feet on the tenth and eleventh floors of the Hammer Building.

Work includes:

  • BSL-2 research and testing laboratories
  • BSL-3 facility to accommodate containment requirements for research with a separate air handling and exhaust system with redundant exhaust fans on the roof
  • Laboratory support spaces
  • Equipment rooms
  • Offices
  • Conference room
  • Restrooms and public corridors
  • Upgrades to existing infrastructure including MEP/FP
  • New interior finishes
  • Moveable and fix office and lab furniture/equipment
  • Data & telephone infrastructure
  • New access control
  • New BMS system

Practice Areas

Biomedical Research