Project Launch Celebration for Multidisciplinary Research Building Set for Oct. 6

New building to provide much needed research space for growing faculty

students working with a laser.

The planned Multidisciplinary Research Building will provide research space for up to 60 campus research groups.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The project launch celebration for the proposed Multidisciplinary Research Building at UCR will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in UCR Parking Lot 10.

The Multidisciplinary Research Building will provide office and research space for some of the 650 ladder-rank faculty currently on campus and the 300 new faculty members that Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced would be added over the next five years.

Scheduled speakers for the event are Wilcox, Provost & EVC Paul D’Anieri, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Michael Pazzani and others. It is open to the campus community and the public. Light refreshments will be served.

While still in the concept stage and the final construction location yet to be determined, the Multidisciplinary Research Building’s purpose is to promote interaction with other campus research facilities across the campus. Tentative plans include approximately 150,000 square feet of assignable space supporting some 60 research groups, with wet and dry labs, new classroom space, and flexible and expandable spaces that allow for the adoption of new and emerging utilities and technology. When finished, the facility could be similar to the new Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility at UC San Diego. The 196,000-square-foot, $113 million facility was completed in March of 2014 and will receive LEED Platinum certification.

Parking Lot 10 is adjacent to the Chemical Sciences Building near the intersection of Big Springs Road and North Campus Drive. Parking will be available in nearby Parking Lot 13.

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