University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

School of Medicine Health Sciences Research Building

SoM Research building

Creating a New Space for Biomedical and Health-Related Research

School of Medicine Research Building

Located near Anderson Hall and the Entomology Building, the three-story, 58,000-square foot School of Medicine Research Building is energy-efficient and advantageously designed to maximize space. The building incorporates high-level environmentally sensitive mechanical plans maximizing the use of natural ventilation, natural lighting, and other energy conservation measures. Scientific features of the building include open laboratories balanced by a significant component of individually-assignable laboratory support rooms, an equipment corridor model for shared instrumentation, and rooms for tissue culture, bioinformatics, autoclaves, microscopy and cytometry instrumentation.

The School of Medicine Research Building provides academic offices, research laboratory and support space for both biomedical sciences and clinical sciences faculty.

Architecture and landscape of the building feature a progressively green design that incorporates natural day light, minimum air change rates, chilled beams for lab space cooling, elimination of lab air re-heat and reduced pressure-drop HVAC systems.

Each research laboratory incorporates flexible and readily expandable laboratory planning modules that will accommodate new technologies or programmatic demands over the life of the building.

Research support space includes:

  • Fluorescence-activated cell sorting room.
  • Cell culture rooms.
  • Controlled temperature rooms.
  • Imaging rooms.
  • Autoclave room.
  • Bioinformatics space.
  • Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory, the only such facility on the UCR campus.

Academic offices and support space includes:

  • Faculty offices.
  • Postdoctoral and graduate student space.
  • Office support areas.
  • Conference rooms/scholarly activity areas.

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