Yale Science Building opens!

September 26, 2019

The Yale Science Building (YSB) opened in August! Located in the footprint of the former J.W. Gibbs Laboratory building on Science Hill, YSB offers faculty and students seven stories and 280,300 square feet of newly finished space.

Construction of YSB began in 2017, after the demolition of Gibbs. Its high-tech interiors and structural features are the design work of the firm Stantec, located in Hamden, Conn.; architectural icon Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects of New Haven designed the façade and public spaces.

Among the many features of the building are its cryo-electron microscopy suite, an insectary, greenhouses, growth chambers for plants and tissue culture, and the nearly 500-seat Marsh Lecture Hall. Outside the building, a new pavilion outfitted for food services, along with landscaped terraces and seating areas, connect YSB with other nearby Science Hill facilities. YSB will be home to the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB), as well as part of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, the Quantitative Biology Institute, and certain physics labs.

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