More sweeping views across a high, open lobby. More glass and natural light. More tall columns of Alabama pine. More of everything that helped make Huntsville's first HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology building a magnet for national biotech talent and virtual tourist attraction.
It's all here again in a new 100,000-square-foot building opening on the HudsonAlpha campus in Cummings Research Park. Located behind the Jackson Center meeting facility an easy walk from the original building, the new Paul Propst Center will house the institute's growing education and research programs and its growing biotech companies.
"The design feature of funneling people into encounter spaces is being carried over into this building," HudsonAlpha Director of Operations Gregg Tyree said on a recent tour. "There's not a dozen places to get in this building. You're going to come in those front doors, and it's going to force opportunity for encounter."