Self+Tucker Architects

The Memphis Bioworks Innovation Center

The Memphis Bioworks Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art campus designed for the highly specialized needs of Memphis’ growing bioscience community. Currently in the Construction Document Phase is the 25,000 SF Vivarium Building. A central promenade bisects this prominent urban site and is a key organizing element tying the new vivarium to the UT Campus to the West. The building will incorporate sustainable design principals and LEED Certification. The Memphis Bioworks Innovation Center is anticipated to be completed in six phase over a 10-year period, allowing flexibility to meet current and future bioscience needs. When fully built-out, the park will feature 1.2 million square feet of laboratory, research, education, and business development space located on a 10-acre campus in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center.

"When our biomedical cluster is at full operation, with all resources in place, I believe anything of meaning in biotech will be influenced in some way by the research, development or business being done here in Memphis."

– Steven J. Bares, Ph.D. President & Executive Director Memphis Bioworks Foundation