Science & Engineering Building 2

University of California, Merced



This energy-efficient facility houses the departments of Engineering and Natural Sciences and include open research labs for each Bioengineering, Material Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and Organic Chemistry.  Core facilities to support these disciplines include a large TEM/SEM Imaging suite, and separate NMR and Mass Spec facilities.  Teaching laboratories and shop facilities for senior projects will occupy the ground floor to facilitate student access (and will showcase a new 35’-0” long wind tunnel that will be viewable from the campus plaza).  


Merced, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2014

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 98,600
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 57,188
  • Lab and Lab Support: 31,512

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $62,241,000

Important Details

  • LEED Certification Level: Platinum


  • Smith Group JJR


  • Bruce Damonte Photography