The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Physical and Life
Sciences Research Building provides the additional space
required to support research in physical and life
sciences, primarily in chemistry and biology. The CAS
Research Building also provides modern
research laboratory facilities to attract and retain
faculty and students and to relieve the increasing
shortage of reliable laboratory space on grounds.
This new research facility consists of 100,000 gsf building, plus an
accompanying mechanical penthouse. It also features modern looking
architecture and finishes.
The building is connected to the existing Chemistry and Chemistry
Addition Buildings with pedestrian traffic among the
three buildings on all floors except at the basement
level to the Chemistry building. The main building
consists of BioSafety Level Two (BSL2) laboratories on all
five floors, laboratory support areas, administrative office space, and
conference rooms. The mechanical and electrical systems
for the main building are contained primarily in the
basement and mechanical penthouse floor located above
the five research levels.