More Westwood news: UCLA's newest structure, the Life Sciences Replacement Building, is rising on what was once part of the college's first on-campus residence hall, Mira Hershey Hall. The 175,000 square foot project, which began in June of 2007 and should be finished by 2010, is comprised of two seismically separated five-story wings with a shared basement. According to a dated Daily Bruin article, the building will feature "wet labs, lab support, and vivarium facilities for the departments of physiological science, ecology and evolutionary biology, and molecular, cellular and developmental biology." And the price tag: More than $155 million, which seems rather inexpensive for all that cool nerdiness.
· UCLA Project News [UCLA.edu]
· UCLA Builds Life Sciences Replacement Building [Tradeline]