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Lab 2B: Arts & Computational Sciences


This building creates a relationship between the Academic Quad on its northern side and the natural landscape to the south.

The active program is clustered around activity nodes and interconnected outdoor spaces.  These features ease wayfinding, and foster impromptu meetings and collaboration for students, faculty and staff   Exterior circulation articulates the pedestrian experience at the ground and upper levels facing the Academic Quad.   This allows all levels of the building to participate in the campus experience, and helps the building display its function. Balconies and exterior gathering spaces denote major pedestrian pathways.

Project Details 

Architect: WRNS

Program: Academic

Developer: Plenary Properties Merced

Contractor: Webcor

Size: 89,700 GSF, 3 floors 

Sustainability: LEED Gold Target

Completion Dates: Fall 2019 


The Arts & Computational Sciences Building ("Building 2B") defines the southern edge of the new Academic Quad