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Boelter Hall Lab Renovation

Built in 1959, and currently housing three academic departments; Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Computer Science, Boelter Hall was in need of a renovation to accommodate the growing needs of research at UCLA. Boelter Hall is home to approximately 700 researchers, post-doctorate fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty committed to the research and training in environmental sustainability.


Aligning with SAA's own commitment towards sustainability, and expertise in lab renovations, the project delivered 24,000 SF of renovated lab spaces to the requirements of 21st century research labs. These new spaces include “collaboratories” and central shared service rooms, to encompass energy harvesting, energy storage, energy conservation, green manufacturing, hydrogen fuels, nuclear energy and sustainable water.

Type: Institutional, Lab


Programming and Renovation: 24,000 SF
Architecture & Interiors: SAA
Structural Engineers: Englekirk and Sabol
MEP: IBE Consulting Engineers
Laboratory Consultant: stenforS|Associates
Fire & Life Safety: AON

Status: Built

This project was funded by research grant from the National Science Foundation.

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