Located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, on the 1300 block of University Avenue, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building is within easy walking distance of schools and colleges essential to the scientific research that will take place in the building.
The facility serves as a scientific crossroads. It is surrounded by the College of Engineering, Medical Sciences Center, Genetics-Biotechnology Center and Microbial Sciences building, and the departments of biochemistry, chemistry, computer sciences and physics – homes of the key disciplines that need to come together for great discovery to happen.
Situated at a natural crossroads between the northern and southern campus, the building persuades people to stop in, spend time and interact with others. This location, along with the design of the building itself, creates an ideal place for collaboration.