UVA Foundation
UVA Foundation

University of Virginia Research Park Town Center 4

Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia (UVA) Foundation’s Town Center 4 is a 108,000 sf Office Building of the Future that houses the UVA BioComplexity Institute as its major tenant. The building is uniquely designed to be adaptable to numerous types of business and research needs with its column free spans and taller floor-to-floor heights. The amenity-rich first floor has its lobby located on the end of the building. Its oversized doors open onto Town Center Park where tenants within the Research Park gather for numerous events during the week. The lobby is a space for everyone and includes a coffee/smoothie bar with quick snacks, serving as a third space for people to work as well as relax while getting away from their desk. The first floor also includes a 3,600 sf fitness center and a 150-seat conference center with a spacious prefunction area.

The Cooper Carry-designed BioComplexity Institute space consists of 52,000 sf and allows the client to integrate a wide range of scientific research, from genetic sequencing to policy analysis to tackling the complex task of understanding massively interacting systems and predicting solutions to issues impacting health, well-being and habitat. The team-based research group now has a state-of-the-art workplace environment which includes computational dry lab space as well as open wet labs and clinical labs for behavioral science research.

project scope

108,568 SF

design services

Architecture, Interior Design


University of Virginia Foundation