ARTF Building

The Auburn Research and Technology Foundation (ARTF) Building opened in 2008.

The ARTF Building, also referred to as “Research Park Building One,” is located in the Auburn Research Park and is the result of a partnership between the State of Alabama Governor’s Office, Auburn University and the City of Auburn. The Auburn Research Park was officially initiated with the completion of “Research Park Building One.”

The ARTF Building is a 43,793 square foot multi-tenant facility with private sector and university tenants. The ARTF Building, a design-build collaboration between the contractor and architect, achieved LEED Gold certification – becoming only the second building in Alabama to be certified under the LEED Core and Shell requirements.

*”LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. LEED Buildings are ranked according to the number of points earned for addressing various sustainability issues. Depending on the number of points earned, a building will receive one of the four rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.” (retrieved from

Auburn University MRI Research Center

The Auburn University MRI Research Center opened in November 2010.

Located at 560 Devall Drive in the Auburn Research Park, the Auburn University MRI Research Center was formed in partnership with the Siemens Corporation as center in the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Completed in November 2010, the Center is housed in a 45,000 square foot building that is the location of both a 3T scanner and a 7T scanner operated under contract by the East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC). In addition to the university research activities, the Auburn Spine and RehabWorks Neurosurgery Center is located in the building.

The facility is part of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and supports research in such areas as veterinary medicine, psychology, kinesiology, pharmacy, biological sciences, as well as engineering

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Center for Advanced Science, Innovation, and Commerce (CASIC)

The 82,000 SF LEED Gold Research Building located in the Auburn University Research Park was completed in July 2013. This building includes (21) new lab spaces along with shared support spaces that house research groups from Agriculture; Engineering; Science and Mathematics; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; and Architecture, Design, and Construction. Research clusters include food safety, aquaculture development and sustainability, water and environmental quality, information science, and biofuel/bioenergy technologies.

The facility allows teams to share some of the latest research equipment available including a supercomputer for larger server and data storage, a mass array spectrometer, multiple sequencers, deionized and purified water systems, and other lab support equipment and storage space that might not be readily available to the individual groups.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, located at 910 South Donahue Drive, was completed in 2015 ans is a 100,000 square foot, four-story, state-of-the-art building on 16 beautiful acres in the Auburn Research Park.

The VCOM-Auburn campus includes walking paths and a lake with areas to relax and spend time outdoors. Auditoriums on the second floor are spacious, and classrooms are located throughout the building. The third floor library provides both in-house and online resources for students, and offers rooms for small group sessions and study. Just outside the library is a food vending area with seating. Additional study lounges are located on the first and fourth floors. The Simulation Center provides state-of-the-art technology for students to utilize while honing their diagnostic skills. The VCOM-Auburn building also features a first-class anatomy lab, and a large OMM lab with electrically-adjusting tables. The bright and roomy VCOM-Auburn research laboratory, located on the first floor of the main building, contains several pieces of equipment unique to the Auburn University campus. VCOM projects 160 students per year will use the facilities, making VCOM the largest medical school in the United States. VCOM and Auburn researchers also collaborate on research projects in shred laboratories on the Auburn University campus.

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Research and Innovation Center

The Park’s 105,000+ sf Research and Innovation Center opened on September 15, 2020. This unique, mixed-use facility is home to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the New Venture Accelerator, FullSteam Solutions, Amsterdam Cafe at The Park as well as a new event center, 540 at The Park.

See our updates and photos from the construction of the Research and Innovation Center here.

East Alabama Medical Center Health Sciences Facility

Under Construction

This all new 80,000 square foot health sciences research building will house two units of East Alabama Medical Center, a free standing emergency department and an ambulatory surgery center with four surgical suites. It will create opportunities for internships and clinical research and will also house other health science and medical research units. Construction on this facility began in the Fall of 2019 and is expected to be complete in the Fall of 2020.

Early Child Learning and Development Center

This 14,000 square foot center provides high quality childcare and development for the children of Auburn University employees, students and Research Park tenants. Owned by the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, the center is privately operated by Big Blue Marble Academy.

For more information, visit the Big Blue Marble Academy page.