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Hormel Institute, International Center for Research and Technology

The Hormel Institute has a more than eight-decade history of making significant scientific discoveries aimed at improving the health of the world. The  Institute is an independent biomedical research department within the University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for Research.

Continuing to make breakthroughs in research and development of human betterment means consistently upgrading facilities and equipment to keep up with technological advances in biomedicine. To do that though, you need a trusted partner that understands the requirements necessary to execute such work.

Partnering with McGough in 2007-2008, The Hormel Institute built their first of several additions. A 46,000 SF, $22.05 million project in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Foundation. The addition enabled The Hormel Institute to become a part of the emerging bioscience corridor in southern Minnesota. The project also involved a 27,000 SF remodeling of two older buildings.

In 2014–2015, a 72,520 SF expansion doubled the size of the research facility, adding lab space and the Ray Live Learning Center. Features of the combined $24.3 million project include:

  • 20 state-of-the-art labs
  • Cryoelectronic microscope
  • Soundproof lab
  • Patient rooms
  • 250-seat auditorium

With both projects being a resounding success, The Hormel Institute continues to broaden its impact through innovative, world-class research in its quest to improve human health.

Project Details

Austin, MN
46,500 SF
Delivery Method
RSP Architects

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