University of California, Riverside
Science Laboratories I

AIA Design Award

Location of Project
Riverside, California

Square Footage
42,000 square feet

This new facility provides a variety of multi-disciplinary research and teaching laboratories that will be used by the chemistry, biological and environmental sciences. It is a 42,000 square foot, three-story building, with five organic teaching labs on the first floor, and ten research labs on the second and third floors.

In the design of this facility, RBB achieves new identities for both the Science Laboratory and Chemistry programs. The Science Laboratories I builds upon existing contextual vocabularies along the Carillon Mall and the Pierce Hall Addition, also designed by RBB. The design provides the science precinct with a strong presence on the Mall and a new front door.

In the precinct plan, areas are defined to enhance opportunities for academic interaction in the newly created courtyard and outdoor spaces. The plan is intended to provide the college with a framework for development, circulation and open space that satisfies projected space needs, supports the College's research and education mission and contributes to the campus quality of life and environment.

AIA Design Award

Location of Project
Riverside, California

Square Footage
42,000 square feet

This new facility provides a variety of multi-disciplinary research and teaching laboratories that will be used by the chemistry, biological and environmental sciences. It is a 42,000 square foot, three-story building, with five organic teaching labs on the first floor, and ten research labs on the second and third floors.

In the design of this facility, RBB achieves new identities for both the Science Laboratory and Chemistry programs. The Science Laboratories I builds upon existing contextual vocabularies along the Carillon Mall and the Pierce Hall Addition, also designed by RBB. The design provides the science precinct with a strong presence on the Mall and a new front door.

In the precinct plan, areas are defined to enhance opportunities for academic interaction in the newly created courtyard and outdoor spaces. The plan is intended to provide the college with a framework for development, circulation and open space that satisfies projected space needs, supports the College's research and education mission and contributes to the campus quality of life and environment.