UC Irvine: Biological Sciences

Irvine, California

DES won this project in a design/build competition, and worked strategically with the University and our partners to reconfigure the design — saving precious time and resources. The new four-story building holds research lab space for the School of Biological Sciences, administration for the School of Humanities, a 400-seat lecture hall, and a full vivarium in the basement. The building strengthens the biological research program for graduate and post-doctoral students and creates an environment for collaboration among biologist, bioengineer, and chemist. The building is rated LEED NC Platinum for its efficient systems, high-performance, and eco-friendly materials.

project features

  • 145,000-sf, four-story building
  • 400-seat lecture hall
  • vivarium | cage wash | procedure rooms
  • administration | offices | support spaces
  • labs | BS3 labs
  • LEED NC Platinum Certified
  • design/build competition with Hathaway Dinwiddie