VERTEX’s subsidiary, Compass Project Management, Inc. (Compass), served as the Owner’s Project Manager for the new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE) Building located on Commonwealth Avenue next to the Morse Auditorium. The building consists of research labs and office space for the Neurology, Human Imaging, and Synthetic Biology Programs. This signature building for Boston University, both architecturally and academically, has nine-stories of lab space designed with flexible floor space to accommodate rapidly emerging changes in research methodologies. The facility includes vivarium capacity on each floor as well as colloquial presentation space on the first floor. As with most urban projects, the major challenge for the team was construction logistics given the tight lot lines and siting along a major Boston thoroughfare.