Warren & Katherine Schlinger Laboratory for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Exterior Rendering
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The new Schlinger Laboratory integrates chemistry, chemical engineering, and chemical science with other areas of science and engineering research at Caltech. The facility provides a building that fits within Caltech’s culture while providing a space that can accommodate the variety of lab types necessary for chemical synthesis, chemical engineering, and biochemistry research. Design decisions intentionally focus on providing a humane environment for current faculty, while advancing the Institute’s recruiting efforts. Interactive and social spaces are celebrated to purposefully make the facility inviting and welcoming. By maximizing views from lab spaces, it also enhances productivity and quality of life for occupants. The building contains lab space, conference and office space, and Quiet Work Areas. Research laboratories are designed for maximum flexibility and safety, fostering interaction among researchers and the chemical sciences at Caltech.

University: 
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena
California
Campus Contact: 
Bonnie Khang-Keating Director, Department of Major Projects
Design Professionals: 
Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson
Other Consultants: 

Laboratory Planners: Jacob Consultancy/GPR
Structural Engineers: Saiful/Bouquet Structural Engineers
MEP, Lighting, Telecom-Data: Flack + Kurtz
Landscape Architects: Katherine Spitz Associates
Civil Engineers: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Safety/Code/Fire Protection: Rolf Jensen & Associates
Construction Manager: Rudolf and Sletton

Cost: 
$45,000,000
Gross Square Feet: 
60,000
Construction Period: 
22 Months
Completion Date : 
2009