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The most remarkable architectural quality about the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is not just its beauty – although it’s a handsome building.

What sets the Institute’s new home apart is its dramatic departure from the orthodoxy of laboratory design. The innovative building fosters a new way for researchers to conduct their work and collaborate, with the aim of reaching ever higher outcomes for the Australian public.

Western Australia is home to two Nobel in Medicine Laureates and some of Australia’s brightest scientific minds in the field of medical research. The headquarters for the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research is at the heart of the state’s premier research precinct on the QEII Medical Centre.

Hames Sharley’s architectural team conducted extensive research including interstate and international study tours and input from respected collaborators to produce an innovative, class-leading building. The building is organised with a strong vertical integration and visual connection between research floors, and an innovative floor plate designed to maximise collaboration and flexibility. The innovative inclusion of community education facilities has been supported by Lotterywest.