UCLA Botany Building Renovation

The renovation of the 1950s Botany Building, designed by architect Paul Revere Williams, provides UCLA’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)…

Reimagining a Midcentury Building for Modern Research & Teaching

UCLA Botany Building Renovation

Los Angeles, CA

The renovation of the 1950s Botany Building, designed by architect Paul Revere Williams, provides 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, is currently under construction and will seek LEED Gold certification. 

Project Name

Botany Building Renovation

Size

37,350 GSF

Client

University of California, Los Angeles

Completion Date

2021

Services

Master Planning
Programming
Architecture
Lab Planning
Interior Design

Location

Los Angeles, CA

“I want to say a special thank you to the talented architects of CO Architects who really have been visionary working with the faculty, understanding both the character of the 1950’s mid-century building and wanting to make it into wonderful laboratories and teaching facilities.” 

Victoria Sork, Life Sciences Division Dean and Professor, UCLA