The Life Sciences Building establishes new campus aesthetic standards in a modern, interdisciplinary facility for biology, chemistry and natural science defined by innovative spaces and promoting “science on display”. The building contains teaching laboratories, lab support space, faculty offices, classrooms, shared public spaces and a 280-seat auditorium. Double-height spaces and a grand, three-story atrium and communicating stair promote “science on display” and visual connections. This vertical penetration transforms traditionally dingy labs into bright, airy, inspiring spaces, while saving energy and taking advantage of daylighting. Scattered throughout are student-oriented study spaces that foster collaboration. Traditionally embedded within research labs, faculty offices are placed around student spaces to promote student-faculty interaction. The building is LEED Gold certified.