Courtyard and entrance to Sprague Hall.Photo by: Tim Griffith
The competition-winning, laboratory building pairs with an existing building at the University of California, Irvine to complete the gateway to an emerging biomedical research precinct on the Irvine campus. A transparent entrance lobby and lounges connect the building to the plaza outside and, when illuminated at night, serve as a beacon for the precinct. The building provides open research laboratory and wet and dry support space, offices, and conference space for faculty and lab personnel. All of the shared non-laboratory uses - lounges, library, and conference rooms - open to a three-story atrium, the building’s focal point and central socializing area, fostering collaboration and interaction among researchers.