An addition to a chemistry building encourages cross-curriculum interaction.
Rather than housing a single department, the University of California Davis’ renovated Chemistry Building will deliver laboratory, research, and office space for faculty in chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science. HED’s design provides a common home for these interdisciplinary interactions, increasing the potential for scientific collaboration.
Focusing on projects that require state-of-the-art experimental facilities, the Chemistry and Chemistry Annex renovations will create modern, high-capability wet labs with researcher workstations and principal investigator offices.
The new addition also includes transparency throughout the first floor, providing natural light and wide-spread views to further encourage interaction. To facilitate more collaboration outside of the classroom, the design includes huddle spaces, a coffee room, and other common spaces for gathering.
Representing the continual renewal and growth of science and knowledge, the addition combines old and new expressions to bridge together the existing building. It will act as the new face and heart of the complex, providing enhanced meeting and research spaces, as well a CHEMLink lab—a customizable center for interdisciplinary research.
Providing a more open and welcoming space for UC Davis, the new building will provide shared core resources for learners and researchers in all chemistry-based disciplines.