Life Sciences Complex Special Collections Research Center

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L-shaped multi-level red brick building with cream colored extension on left

Life Sciences Complex, SU Photo & Imaging RS 8455

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Dedicated: November 7, 2008

Dedication Speaker: J. Craig Venter, genomic research scientist

Ground Broken: April 2006

Building Occupied: August 2008

Cost: $113,640,000

Architects: Ellenzweig Associates of Cambridge, MA

Materials: brick and glass

Location: 107 College Place, adjacent to Center for Science and Technology

Space: 230,000 square feet

Notes: The Life Sciences Complex brought the biology, chemistry, and biochemistry departments under one roof for the first time in the University's history. The five-story building was organized into two wings, forming an "L"-shaped configuration. The research wing housed biology research laboratories, lab support offices, conference rooms, and faculty offices. The teaching wing housed biology and chemistry teaching labs, lecture halls, research and technology greenhouses. An atrium, with a cafe, connected the Life Sciences Complex to the Center for Science and Technology.