California Institute Technology Building (Calit2)

Capital provided criteria bridging documents consisting of initial equipment and routing layouts and configuration for new 4-story building including a large Class 1000 clean room, chemistry labs, media lab, and office space.

The UC Irvine facility will make it possible to develop integrated nanosystems instrumentation, in turn, to enable genomic and proteomic research. It will also facilitate micro/nanofabrication technologies for seamless integration of nanomaterials and nanoengineering devices with the macrophysical world. It will also enable research and development related to nanobioelectronics, nanocomputing, and telecom system-on-a-chip.

The building includes 120,000 GSF of wet and dry research labs, specialized research laboratories, offices, conference rooms, administrative space, and public facilities. The structure is separated into two wings; the larger of the two will house the majority of the labs with Levels 1 & 2 classified as H-8 occupancy. Level 1 will include 12,000 SF of Class 1,000 and Class 10,000 clean rooms for nanoscale fabrication labs with an additional 11,000 SF of support space. Level 2 consists of 23,000 SF of dry laboratories that are roughed-in for future user conversion to wet laboratories and associated office space. Levels 3 and 4 include approximately 46,000 SF of dry laboratory space designed in a flexible manner to facilitate reconfiguration to accommodate changes in research and technology. The smaller wing includes a state-of-the-art lecture hall equipped with leading edge communications systems.

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA

Johnson Fain Partners

Project Value

Project Area
120,000 SF

Completion Date

Bridging Documents
Design-Build Project Delivery

2005 Best of California: Higher Education, McGraw-Hill California Construction Magazine
2005 Design-Build Merit Award, Design-Build Institute of America