Greenwood Genetic Center, SC Center for Genetic Disorders

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In association with Furman Architects

A new initiative between Clemson University and the Greenwood Genetic Center — formed to lead the identification and cure of genetic diseases and develop new treatments — established the need for a new facility dedicated to this mission. At 30,000 SF, the building is designed to serve as a focal point for the State, providing clinical and educational services for families with genetic diseases, laboratory and diagnostic testing, educational programs to train scientists and diagnosticians, and research spaces.

Laboratory spaces were specifically programmed and organized to follow the natural flow of diagnostic testing and were specific to certain lab functions. Some had requirements for isolation, explicit equipment needs, or adherence to clean air and positive / negative pressure guidelines. The center opened in 2009.