University of California, Santa Cruz- Biomedical Sciences Facility

UCSC completed a 94,600sq. ft. biomedical lab facility including four floors of laboratories, offices, and a basement level vivarium. The LEED-NC Gold Certified lab provides resources for scientists researching a variety of health and medical issues. Sloped ceilings and shading devices enhance daylight penetration. The energy efficient lighting systems use a layered scheme consisting of ambient, task, and accent lighting components. The low-level ambient system provides uniform lighting conditions, while task and accent lighting provide light where it is needed. Lighting controls are automated, but provide users with manual override. The lighting control systems shed loads throughout the day for additional energy savings.

Lighting Design: David Nelson & Associates
Architect: EHDD Architects
Project Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Project Size: 94,600 square feet
Year Project Completed: 2012
Owner: University of California
Photography: Matthew Millman Photography