AECOM provided comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC). Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with the neighborhood’s Community Development Corporation (Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation – FRDC) and more than twenty biomedical and academic institutions received a grant from the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier program to develop the GCIC. The GCIC Project was developed in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Center (CCIC) who will serve as a primary tenant for the facility and whose own research and research with other partners will provide the spin-off start-up companies that will become tenants in the GCIC.

Work performed within the new freestanding 50,000 square foot GCIC is dedicated to the research, development, and commercialization of multiple platforms of emerging technologies for cardiovascular intervention products. This world-class cCenter provides space for incubator and accelerator tenants that need facilities for laboratory and/or production activities as well as low-cost office space with flexible terms. The building offers shared facilities such as conference rooms, a learning center, video conferencing, resource center, and a common lab facility. Additionally, the facility features 20 wet/dry labs and an administrative office suite with both private offices and workstations. The GCIC project also includes state-of-the-art information technology, networking and infrastructure.


This project received LEED v2.2 Gold Certification, achieving 10 out of 10 LEED points under the Optimize Energy Efficiency Credit.