Hugh Kaul Human Genetics Building

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Hugh Kaul memorial plaque
Hugh Kaul Genetics building in October, 2016

The Hugh Kaul Human Genetics Building is an 8-story, 155,183-square foot medical research and treatment center located at 705-720 20th Street South in the UAB Medical Center.

The $37 million building is named for Hugh Kaul, whose family foundation donated $6.5 million toward construction. Other large gifts were made by the C. Barney Ireland family, the Hillcrest Foundation, the Robert M. Meyer Foundation and Compass Bank. U.S. Senator Richard Shelby secured federal funds for the project as well. UAB's former Tidwell Hall was demolished to make room for the new facility.

Gresham, Smith & Partners teamed with Payette Associates of Boston, Massachusetts for the architectural design. B. L. Harbert International was the general contractor. The building was dedicated on May 21, 2001.

The clinic areas support prenatal genetic testing, detection and risk assessment for birth defects and inherited disorders, DNA analysis and prevention of genetic diseases, along with the Howell and Elizabeth Ann Heflin Center for Human Genetics, where the UAB Department of Human Genetics conducts research into the genetic bases of complex medical conditions.

References

  • "UAB Dedicates Kaul Genetics Building" (May 21, 2001) UAB News

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