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Life Sciences Building

Loyola Marymount University



The integration of 35 teaching and research laboratories for the undergraduates and faculty at Loyola Marymount University has established this 110,000 gsf building as a new benchmark for interdisciplinary STEM education. With a focus on sustainability, transparency and engagement this building creates an active center for science education and research. Lower division laboratories are located along the building’s “Main Street” where cross discipline collaboration is encouraged by a range of interaction and soft learning spaces. Upper division and faculty-student research laboratories for biology, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science and health& human sciences are configured not by department, but clustered into thematic neighborhoods where laboratories are supported by support spaces, student collaboration zones and faculty offices. The scientific education focus of the facility extends outside to an 8,000 sf array of PV solar panels and accessible green roof that will function as a living laboratory for students and faculty.


Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Category: Education
  • Completed: 2015

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 102,329
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 60,873
  • Laboratory & Laboratory Support: 45,317

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $83,000,000

Important Details

  • LEED Certification Level: Gold
  • Award: Merit Award Excellence in Architecture New Building by SCUP/AIA-CAE - 2016


  • CO Architects


  • Timmerman Photography Inc.