The design of UCLA's WIN-GEM Building and Engineering VI was recently awarded to BNIM + MRY Architects with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as the laboratory design consultant. The project involves the phased design and construction of a 130,000-gsf engineering complex. The facility will house research laboratories for the School’s Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN) and Green Engineering and Metrology (GEM) programs. The research programs that the building accommodates involve energy harvesting and storage, energy conservation, and energy management.
The facility will serve as a catalyst for scientific discoveries and the development of technologies and educational programs that will ultimately create commercial opportunities for high-growth green technology industries in the State. It will effectively consolidate the activities of research centers that are currently scattered in multiple locations throughout the engineering complex at UCLA. The facility will be designed to promote collaborative interaction among faculty, and provide state of the art laboratory space where post-doctoral scholars can conduct experiments and students can be trained. Completion is anticipated in mid-2014. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the project.