The Porter Neuroscience Research Center

National Institutes
of Health
Bethesda, MD

This LEED Silver clinical research building features two generous entry plazas on separate levels connected by a curvilinear pedestrian bridge that creates access to the main floors. Sustainable landscape elements include multiple extensive green roofs, permeable paving and LED lighting. All site planting compliments the NIH campus plant palette with colorful, native and adaptive plantings within a ‘NoMow’ ecolawn area.

View of entrance plaza and entrance bridge along stone retaining wallView of pedestrian-friendly entry courtyard from street
Bird’s eye view of entrance bridge
Security features integrated into entry courtyardInterior/exterior circulation systems and materials mimic one another