The Immune Disease Institute (IDI) is a non-profit, independent, Harvard-affiliated research institution renowned for its research on the immune defense and inflammation systems. This project creates a new identity and home for the IDI on the third floor of the LEED Gold-certified Center for Life Science | Boston—the United States’ first speculative, high-rise, multi-tenant laboratory building—also designed by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates.
- Design concept is inspired by the research process, from the mystery of experimentation to the wonder of discovery to the translation of findings into solutions.
- Natural daylight and views, a vibrant color palette, and vertical and horizontal forms animate and enhance the public and research space.
- An active corridor leads to a generous lounge that features rich colors and a variety of seating to provide a welcoming environment for downtime. A large conference/break room provides space for teaching and collaboration.
- Sustainable materials include bamboo, low-VOC paints, low-emitting, high-recycled content carpet, solid-surface countertops with recycled material, and window treatments of varying opacity for northern and southern exposures.