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Lab Project Profiles I M AG E C O U RT ESY O F C O A R C H I T E CTS Project Overview Sacramento State embarked on an ambitious expansion plan with direction from their latest campus master plan. One of the first steps in that journey is the new, $91 million Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex which will feature 94,000 SF of classroom and laboratory space. This design- build collaboration with CO Architects and Sundt Construction broke ground in September 2017 and is slated for completion in fall 2019. Solution The five-story, teaching and laboratory facility will include an onsite observatory and planetarium, supporting astronomy and physics programs. It will also consolidate the College of Natural Science’s Biology and Chemistry departments under one roof and include areas that will be open to the public for community events. Our team came up with creative designs to tie the new building into the existing utility system, ultimately minimizing the new building’s energy demands through daylighting, optimized lab ventilation, and high-efficiency LED light fixtures and lab equipment. The complex is designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certifications standards. Sacramento State, Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex 8