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Lab 2B: Computational Laboratory Building


The Computational Laboratory/Academic Office Building location along Academic Walk creates a relationship between the Academic Quad on its northern side and the natural landscape to the south.

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: 86,000 GSF, 3 floors 

Sustainability: LEED Gold Target

Completion Dates: Fall 2019 

We want your help!

At various points during the development of this building, the project team will need campus input from interested students, faculty and staff.

If you are interested in participating in the campus review or space allocation process for this building, please send an email to with the subject line "Lab 2B"

Plan Review Events

Faculty Lab Review of Schematic Design
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
SE2 Room 302

Class Lab Review of Schematic Design
Friday, December 16, 2016
9:30am to 10:30am
SE2 Room 302


The Computational Laboratory Building ("2B") defines the southern edge of the New Academic Quad