The Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex is a new, state-of-the-art science facility providing teaching and research laboratories for the chemistry and biology departments of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Set on the banks of the American River, this five-story facility houses specialized laboratories, learning studios, classrooms, collaborative spaces, a planetarium, and an observatory. Glass walls separate teaching laboratories and public corridors to promote ‘science on display,’ and the building provides indoor and outdoor student collaboration spaces and terraces that connect with the adjacent American river and natural campus surroundings. CO Architects: Architect for Design-Build team.
Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex
California State University, Sacramento
- ACEC California, 2021 Engineering Excellence Award
- Sacramento Business Journal, 2020 Best Real Estate Project of the Year Award
“For each and every lab in this building, we worked specifically with the professor that would be in this space.”Tania Nunez, Project Manager, CSUS Facilities Planning