The renovation of the 1950s Botany Building, designed by architect Paul Revere Williams, will provide UCLA’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Department with reimagined spaces for modern research and teaching. The renovation improves building transparency, provides views, and adds a new accessible entrance to the adjacent Botanical Garden. CO Architects planned and designed the two-phased renovations of the four-story facility with research and teaching labs, herbarium, offices, conference rooms and classrooms. Flexible laboratories will house multiple principal investigators and their associated graduate and post-doc researchers. Phase 1 renovated the first-floor entry, lobby and botanical teaching laboratory. Phase 2, the full building renovation, was completed in 2021 and will seek LEED Gold certification.