Project Portfolio


UC Santa Cruz Biomedical Sciences


University of California, Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz, CA


EHDD Architecture

Mechanical Engineer

Guttmann & Blaevoet

Year Complete



92,485 SF

Contract Type

Design Bid Build

Mechanical Contractor

Frank M. Booth, Inc.

Project Overview

Five-story Biomedical Sciences facility provides 92,485 SF of wet laboratory space and core specialized facilities to support interdisciplinary research for the Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Biomolecular Engineering concentrating in health and medical issues, and a Vivarium for small rodents.  Includes Administration offices, meeting rooms, scholarly activity rooms and computation workrooms.

Mechanical Highlights

  • Over 300 chilled beams.
  • Vektor exhaust fans.
  • Welded stainless steel wet exhaust system.
  • Over 200 Phoenix air valves.
  • Extension rooftop piping system including pumps, chiller, air handling units, heat exchanger.

LEED Gold Certification