Scripps Florida


The Scripps Research Institute


Size: 364,000 SF

Architect: Zeidler Partnership / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Scripps Florida


A division of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) headquartered in La Jolla, California, Scripps Florida supports researchers to focus on basic biomedical research, drug discovery, and technology development to help treat a variety of devastating human diseases. Scripps Florida's scientific departments are focused on finding answers to some of the most critical biomedical questions and, ultimately, to understanding in detail the fundamental processes of life. The overarching goal of this research focus is the development of therapeutic opportunities in several important disease areas. Scripps Florida's research targets include, among others, neurobiology, cardiovascular and metabolic research, and infectious diseases. 

The three-building complex was designed with a strong emphasis on functionality and achieving an iconic look with a signature steel-framed spinnaker at the top of the central building, along with other unique architectural features. Walter P Moore helped accomplish this architectural vision while providing efficient structural designs, satisfying vibration and other serviceability criteria, and accommodating the high design wind loads of Palm Beach County.

The expansion of TSRI into Florida was not only a boost to Florida’s economy, but also helped position the state as a leader in biomedical research.