Materials Science & Engineering Building

University of California, Riverside



This 155,855 gross square foot interdisciplinary research building will house over 38,000 NSF of laboratory space for both the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS).  The facility will include instructional and research labs for the colleges’ joint programs in nanotechnology, materials science, synthetic chemistry, bioengineering, and physics.   Laboratory support spaces include a core imaging facility, cold rooms, various instrument and equipment rooms, microscopy rooms, a BSL2/3 tissue culture suite, and a 6,000 square foot Class 1,000 clean room.


Riverside, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2010

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 155,855
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 77,741
  • Laboratory & Laboratory Support: 38,558

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $56,000,000

Important Details

  • Certificate of Merit Architecture from AIA Pittsburgh Chapter


  • Bohlin Cywinski Jackson