Physical Science and Engineering Center

Foothill College



New building for the departments of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. Facility includes teaching laboratories for Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Multipurpose and Student Projects. Laboratory support spaces include Chemistry Stockroom Suite, Chemistry Instrument Room, NMR Room, Physics Prep/Storage, Materials Engineering Instrument Room and Machine Shop space.


Los Altos Hills, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2012

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 41,444
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 26,599
  • Lab and Lab Support: 25,078

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $21,530,000

Important Details

  • LEED Certification Level: Silver
  • Award: Honor Award, SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture For a New Building
  • Award of Merit: Higher Education/Research, ENR Best Projects 2013


  • Ratcliff Architects