The Newly Renovated Masonic Medical Research Institute

The Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) is located in Utica, NY, and studies rare cardiovascular diseases. Our team worked with MMRI to modernize and expand its three-story, 60-year-old masonry building to support its growth and vision. This three-phase project adds a vivarium and new advanced research laboratories, renovates a Genetics Lab Wing, enables MMRI’s diversification into other research fields, and aids in recruiting highly talented medical research scientists to the region.

The research performed at this facility is internationally recognized, and it’s being performed right here in our backyard.

MMRI'S new lobby entrance

This three-phase project adds a vivarium to support MMRI’s existing cardiovascular research program, new advanced research laboratories for interdisciplinary and translational state-of-the-art medical research, and a renovation of the Genetics Lab Wing. The engineering design also accommodates significant research equipment with reinforced floors and steel beams to support the weight and a sizeable exterior opening to crane in the expansive equipment.

Researchers at work in the new genetics lab.

MMRI’s modernization enables their diversification into other research fields, such as diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer, and improves their existing cardiovascular research program. In addition, the newly renovated facility supports the Institute’s vision and aids in the recruitment of highly talented medical research scientists to the region. MMRI is committed to providing education and training to scientists, clinical researchers, and students who will perpetuate and extend the fight against disease worldwide.

A research station in the recently completed genetics lab, including some large equipment.

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