NCRC Space Request for Proposals

Check out this brand new video from NCRC!

The Request for Proposals is now closed.

Leveraging Our Research Strengths

The goal for the new space is to bring together highly collaborative faculty and their teams, leveraging U-M’s biomedical research strengths by aligning interests, expertise, and technologies from multiple Medical School departments to enhance the already robust research environment at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC).

Buildings 20E and 25 are at the very heart of NCRC, and will be ready for occupancy in Spring/Summer 2020. They’re currently being renovated with a contemporary design, creating a series of open and flexible lab units that will feature:

  • wet labs with moveable and fixed casework
  • work space outside the labs for staff and students
  • collaboration and meeting spaces
  • kitchen/break areas
  • two shared animal procedure spaces per floor in Building 25
  • dry research/computational space

In addition to these features, Buildings 20E and 25 are being updated with sustainability in mind. That means energy efficient windows and roofing, low-VOC finish materials like paint and flooring, low-flow water fixtures, LED lighting, and heating and cooling that will utilize an energy recovery system.

Click on the slides below to view architectural renderings and other facility photos.

(To view detailed floor plans of Buildings 20E and 25, please login using your U-M level-1 login key icon CLICK HERE)


Over 3,500 research faculty and staff already call NCRC home, collaborating on research today that will be tomorrow’s healthcare innovations.

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Community at NCRC

If your program moves to NCRC, your team will be able to take advantage of the many amenities at the complex, including:

  • Easy collaboration with some of our top research programs, including IHPI, the Biointerfaces Institute, the Cardiovascular Research Center, Pathology, and Translational Oncology.
  • Just a walk down the hall to multiple cores, such as the Microscopy Lab, Central Biorepository, and the Data Office. Plus support units like the Medical School Office of Research, Faculty Development, MICHR, and Tech Transfer. CLICK HERE for a list of all the offices and labs currently located at NCRC.
  • Access to scheduling a new classroom that meets all regulations, a tiered lecture hall with capacity for 76 students.
  • Picasso Dining Hall, offering five different food stations and a Starbucks coffee bar. Plus two satellite snack/coffee bars in other areas of the complex.
  • Wellness Center weight and workout room, with a variety of ongoing MHealthy classes and programs.
  • North-East Shuttle bus loop, with regular runs back and forth to the Medical Campus.
  • Bio Research Shuttle, offering on-demand transportation for team members carrying bio-research material.
  • Mcity’s driverless shuttle to the Lurie Center on North Campus.
  • North Campus Children’s Center daycare and summer camp.
  • Close to shopping and restaurants, plus easy access to US-23 and M-14.
  • M Farmers’ Market that offers fresh produce in season.
  • Blue and Yellow parking.




Is your department chair or leadership interested in touring NCRC and the new spaces? Connect with Tim Muth, NCRC Planning Manager, at