University of California Berkeley Energy Biosciences Building
SmithGroup's design team worked with stakeholders and occupants to develop a flexible laboratory and office plan, accommodating the research and the work cultures of each discipline.
The facility supports multidisciplinary teams dispersed throughout greenhouses, warm and cold rooms, shared instrumentation spaces, and state-of-the-art molecular biology, microbial biology, fermentation, and chemical separation laboratories.
Common spaces provide connective support, keeping the focus on interaction in their welcoming lounges and informal meeting zones. They share subtle aesthetic elements with the lab facilities, such as colorful translucencies. Its LEED Gold design delivers on the facility's stated mission.