From broad views of the valley to microscopic glimpses of mitochondria, BYU’s Life Sciences Building provides a new home for observing the grandeur of the living world.
Running down the south hill of the BYU campus, a river of glass carves a path through a mountain of concrete and steel, cascading between towering redbrick columns to the street below. The central atrium of the new south gateway to campus provides an apt metaphor: life-giving water animating the new home of the College of Life Sciences.
The Life Sciences Building (LSB) came alive this fall with 265,000 square feet of teaching, research, and office space; a 240-space parking garage; and state-of-the-art labs where faculty and students will do everything from researching growth factors to transferring DNA sequences into new cells to studying fungal pathogens to pioneering cancer-fighting techniques. Housing five of the college’s seven departments, this custom-built home is all about openness, collaboration, and interaction.
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