Research Facilities & Building Projects

QB3 provides support for numerous UC Santa Cruz research and computing facilities including UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute computing facilities; the IBSC Stem Cell Facility; the IBSC Flow Cytometry Facility; UCSC’s Life Sciences Microscopy Facility; UCSC’s Chemical Screening Center and the UCSC CRISPR Core.

Under a state-funded initiative during the Governor Gray Davis administration, QB3 helped fund facilities at UCSC, including UCSC’s Engineering 2 Building, Jack Baskin Engineering Auditorium and UCSC’s Physical Sciences Building.

Engineering 2 Building and Jack Baskin Engineering Auditorium were completed in fall 2004. Built in part with support from QB3, it provides 96,000 square feet of teaching, research, and office space and an interactive learning center. It also provides office and laboratory space for faculty in biomolecular engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and for visiting bioinformatics researchers.

This building, designed by Los Angeles architects Anshen + Allen, received a merit award for design from the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter in November 2004. The award jury praised the use of different materials to emphasize the building’s different functions.

MORE… about the design award

Physical Sciences Building, built in part with support from QB3 and opened in spring 2006. Designed to foster interaction among researchers, this five-story building provides 132,000 square feet of lab, classroom, and support facilities for chemistry, environmental toxicology, and biomolecular engineering. It serves a diverse group of scientists exploring human and environmental health.