Founded in 2002, TGEN is a nonprofit research organization established by public and private funding, including Arizona’s three major universities. The Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute is a unique strategic partnership combining technological, academic, research, and clinical expertise under one roof.

The Mayo Clinic’s TGEN Collaborative Research Building is located between the existing research center and the S.C. Johnson Research Building on the Scottsdale campus. TGEN uses approximately a quarter of the space to house its Center for Translational Drug Development. The remaining space in the facility houses a 40,000 square-foot lab as well as lab support, building core, and office space.

Situated on 4 acres between the complex existing campus infrastructure and a drainage wash, the $25 million facility includes a new 110,000 square-foot building, parking expansion, central plant facility, fire protection line, electrical equipment storage yard, chemical storage yard, and ADA improvements to the existing sidewalks. The project required careful planning and engineering to limit interruption to the campus and disturbance to the natural desert. Special coordination with the design team, owner, and City of Scottsdale allowed this project to be fast-tracked.

WOODPATEL’s scope included topographic survey, preliminary engineering, a drainage study, final grading, water, sewer improvements, and post design support.

Project Highlights

  • Four-acres
  • 110,000 square-foot building


Scottsdale, AZ


Translational Genomics Research Institute

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