Designed by Stanford Downey Architects Inc.
This project involved additions and renovations to the existing Earl Hall biology building. This is a five-storey structure that accommodates research laboratories, teaching labs, a greenhouse, phytotron, vivarium, new animal and fish research facility, lecture halls, computer labs, an atrium and a growth chamber facility. The laboratories are designed to Biohazard Level 2 standards.
All mechanical equipment is housed in mechanical rooms. New laboratories feature a variable air volume for maximum user safety and minimum energy consumption. A separate condenser circuit cools the plant growth chamber facility, while the laboratories are equipped with central laboratory vacuum, central laboratory compressed air, and natural gas. s well, the laboratories and greenhouse rely on a centralized deionized water system.