Research Building Expansion
Construction began on the new Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at 11 a.m., Friday, June 6, when cancer survivors and friends joined HCI founders Jon M. and Karen Huntsman for the official groundbreaking ceremony.
The 220,000 sq. ft. expansion was announced by Huntsman at the annual fundraising gala last November. With Architectural Nexus as the architect and Jacobsen Construction as the builder, the addition is slated for completion in Spring of 2017 and will double HCI’s research space.
Principal support for the $105 million expansion will be provided by the Jon M. Huntsman Family, Huntsman Cancer Foundation, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Intermountain Healthcare, and the State of Utah. In all, more than 100,000 individuals have supported Huntsman Cancer Institute. The addition’s name (The Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute) reflects the LDS Church’s financial support of the expansion and its historical emphasis on children and families.
The addition’s projected laboratories will bring the actual linear footage of research bench space to almost a mile. Other research enhancements will include a Biotechnology Center with the latest advanced genetic sequencing and imaging equipment.
Live Construction Video Cam
See what is happening right now at the construction site on our live video stream.
Groundbreaking Ceremony, June 6, 2014 (recap)