The Promise of Building Cure

Together, we seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a place where childhood disease can be cured.  

Science and Compassion Have a New Address

Building Cure imageLocated at Stewart Street and Terry Avenue in downtown Seattle, Building Cure™ will expand the Seattle Children’s Research Institute campus to over one million square feet, helping us accomplish more life-changing research.

When the building opens in 2019, it will be dedicated to developing therapies for children with cancer, type 1 diabetes, sickle cell disease and other conditions.

The impact of this one-of-a-kind research facility will transform the lives of children and their families here and around the world. 

Building Cure will include:

Research labs

  • Our research labs will give our scientists the resources and space to develop cures and better treatments.
  • One revolutionary technique they are studying is called immunotherapy, which reprograms a child’s own immune system to fight cancer. Seattle Children’s immunotherapy research and clinical trials are producing remarkable results – and have already saved lives.
  • Our scientists are also studying gene therapy to repair missing or damaged sequences in a child’s DNA. This has the potential to cure genetic disorders like type 1 diabetes and sickle cell disease.  

Cure Factory™ facility

  • The Cure Factory will be a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility that translates laboratory discoveries into cell therapies for patients using immunotherapy and gene therapy.
  • This state-of-the-art facility will be able to process cell therapy products for up to 1,000 patients per year. The research institute’s current facility can only process about 150 products each year.  

Science Discovery Lab

  • The Science Discovery Lab will be a teaching lab with classrooms for children and teens. Through Seattle Children’s science education programs, we’re inspiring students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) so they’ll become our researchers of the future. 
  • It will also be used for out-of-school science programs (such as after-school and Saturday science clubs) and teacher professional development. It will be a place for the community to come and do hands-on science activities and learn about our cutting-edge research.
  • The Science Discovery Lab has the potential to serve up to 10,000 students, 100 teachers and 2,000 community members each year. 

You Can Change the Future of Pediatric Medicine

Building Cure sweet face 2Groundbreaking therapies developed at Seattle Children’s over the last decade have put us on the cusp of bringing life-changing treatments to more children. We just need Building Cure – and you. Support from our generous community can help make Building Cure’s research labs, Cure Factory™ facility and Science Discovery Lab a reality. With your help, we’ll have the space and tools we need to create lifesaving treatments for even more kids.

  • Donate online: Check “Other” and specify the Building Cure project.
  • Email us or call Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation for more information at 206-987-2153.

Building Cure Videos


Building Cure Virtual Fly-Through Tour

Take a virtual tour through Seattle Children's Research Institute's Building Cure, scheduled to open in 2019. Building Cure will contain a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility, a science education classroom, a public forum for the community and more.


Breaking Ground at Building Cure

On February 2, 2017, Seattle Children’s Research Institute broke ground on Building Cure, a new research facility expected to open in 2019. During the event, 302 students, community members and staff successfully completed a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for “Most people conducting a DNA isolation experiment simultaneously.”