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Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research - Past Project



Construction Type:  

New Construction


architectsAlliance & Behnisch Architekten


2008 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture created by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada

2006 Award of Excellence, Ontario Association of Architects

2006 RIBA International Award

2006 Shortlisted for Lubetkin Award (1 of 3)

2006 Architectural Record / Business Week Award


  • Contributed: Makeda Marc-Ali
  • Contributed: Makeda Marc-Ali
  • Contributed: Makeda Marc-Ali
  • Contributed: Makeda Marc-Ali
  • Contributed: Makeda Marc-Ali


The Donnelly Centre is a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research institute that allows scientists at all stages of their careers to interact in stunning open-concept space, to think about the next big questions and to invent new methods to tackle them.

This would not have been possible without the generous gift of Mr. Terrence Donnelly, along with guidance from research visionaries Professors Cecil Yip and James Friesen.

Our ultimate goal is to harness the power of genomics to understand the biology behind health and disease.

This is not just a pursuit of pure knowledge — we continually strive to turn our advances into tangible progress in medicine. In 2019, the Centre established the Accelerator for Donnelly Collaboration (AcDC), a biotechnology hub dedicated to translating discoveries made by the Centre’s investigators into patient treatments

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