The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

The flagship building for the downtown Phoenix biomedical campus, TGen, as it's familiarly known, serves as an anchor for the Arizona capital's growing biosciences industry, housing researchers specializing in the study of genomics. To deliver this science community landmark, SmithGroup employed high-end modern aesthetics, state-of-the-art amenities, and up-to-the-minute building systems.


City of Phoenix


Phoenix, Arizona


Architecture, Corporate Research & Development, Government Research, Interiors, Lab Planning, Programming, Science & Technology


175,000 sq ft

The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Initially conceived as a three-story project, the facility expanded to twice that size by the final design. The 15-foot floor-to-floor flat slab concrete structure allowed for vaulted ceilings throughout. As a result, the researchers enjoy floods of natural daylight within the laboratories, one of the many energy-saving measures that the client and community consider vital. Combining layouts that facilitate collaboration among multiple tenants with open stairs that connect clustered work areas, TGen offers an inspirational environment for participants in genetic sciences eager to learn from their peers.

The Translational Genomics Research Institute

This excellent facility will enable TGEN to further its goal of delivering improved diagnostics and therapeutics.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Trent
President and Scientific Director