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Arnold Arboretum

Weld Hill Research Building

Opened in January 2011 to house the Arboretum’s science program and associated staff and administrators, the Weld Hill Research Building represents a reaffirmation and an expansion of the institution’s capacity to conduct research on plants across a range of disciplines. Though the building’s research areas are not open to visitors, the Arboretum hosts some of its public programs in the building’s lecture hall.

Facilities include twelve greenhouses, state-of-the-art laboratories, growth chambers, study areas, and offices, functioning in close proximity to the Arboretum’s remarkable collections of woody plants. The building was designed and constructed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold specifications, employing many sustainable technologies to increase energy efficiency and minimize its impact on the environment.

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Cosmopolitan Meadow

North facade (detail), Weld Hill Research Building.

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North facade (detail), Weld Hill Research Building.

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