Completed in two phases, this state-of-the-art research, education, primary care, and administration facility was conceived as the first functioning model for translational geriatric medicine and learning. The Institute houses a primary care and physical rehabilitation clinic; four floors of clinical and basic science research laboratories (including satellite animal facility); office and administrative areas, library, as well as classrooms and a lecture hall equipped for video conferencing and distance learning. Break-out and teaming spaces provide educators, students, researchers and the public opportunities to interact and collaborate. Controlled natural daylighting enhances the building environment—improving productivity, comfort, and energy efficiency.
Intended to accelerate and disseminate patient-oriented research, the Institute will pioneer integrated therapeutics in the care of the aging. Through the Reynolds Institute, researchers and staff provide educational programs on aging for healthcare professionals and the public, and also coordinate nationally with officials in an effort to influence public policy on aging issues.