The University of California, Santa Cruz Biomedical Sciences Building is one of several science buildings on campus that together create a biomedical “research cluster” organized by research interest rather than department. This facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and addresses the research and teaching goals of UC Santa Cruz.
EHDD’s design for the Biomedical Sciences Building consists of four floors of laboratory, office, and administrative functions over a basement level vivarium. This unique space provides interdisciplinary wet laboratory space and core specialized facilities for scientists concentrating on health and medical issues from Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Toxicology, and Biomolecular Engineering.
The project achieved LEED® Gold Certification.