Briggs Hall, home to dozens of research groups and labs, opened in 1971 – almost 50 years ago – to accommodate major increases in students and faculty studying and researching the biological sciences. Today the roof and electrical systems need major renovations to protect critical research and academic equipment.
How does the universe work? Interior renovations of the Physical Sciences Library’s second and third floors will facilitate the answer to this, and other questions, by creating innovative collaboration spaces.
The addition will include new research laboratories, a multi-disciplinary team laboratory, upper-division teaching laboratories, research laboratory support, office space for faculty and graduate student researchers and shared collaboration spaces.
To provide increased protection and accessibility for students, employees and the public, these buildings are being renovated to improve their seismic and fire safety in conjunction with the construction of multiple ADA improvements.
When this renewal is complete, it will house our new Graduate Center – a multidisciplinary learning environment with designated spaces, services and programming to enhance the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar experience at UC Davis.