As the largest capital project in the University’s 120-plus year history, the new Biosciences Building balances energy efficient design with safety needs of a modern science building to provide hands-on research opportunities for students and faculty. The building accommodates multiple programs, including lab and research spaces for up to 40 faculty and research scientists, 10 multi-investigator/multipurpose labs, imaging facilities, DNA core facilities, and teaching environments ranging from small classrooms to 255-person lecture halls. Teaching labs are located adjacent to research labs, fostering a dialogue between students and instructors, and supporting flexibility through an open configuration floor plan. 72 graduate researchers occupy an open office work environment and there are an additional 10 private offices, administrative space, and support spaces. This project is seeking LEED Gold Certification.