New Science Building

Contra Costa College



18,400 NSF of laboratory and laboratory support for the departments of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy. Laboratories include Anatomy, Physiology, General Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Intro Chemistry, General Chemistry Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering.  Laboratory support spaces include A&P Prep, Physiology Equipment, Cadaver Room, General Biology Prep, Microbiology Prep, Autoclave, Media Prep, Cell Culture, Chemistry Stockroom, Chemistry Equipment Storage, Hazardous Storage, Flammable Storage, Chemistry Instrument Room, Physics & Engineering Equipment Storage, Workshop, and Maker Space.  Student collaboration and study spaces are located throughout the building along a wide central corridor dubbed the “STEM Street”.  A 55-seat Planetarium is located in a unique multi-sided free-standing structure housed within a glass enclosed atrium space.


San Pablo, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2021

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 52,782
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 32,071
  • Lab and Lab Support: 18,400

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $51,811,594


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  • Emily Hagopian Photography