The University of Hawaii at Manoa is building a $50 million life sciences facility in Honolulu. Designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, the three-story, 45,000-sf project will provide the College of Natural Sciences with classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, lab support spaces, and offices. Accommodating the departments of biology, microbiology, and botany, the building will also house the Pacific Biosciences Research Center and the Biological Electron Microscope Facility. LEED sustainable design certification will be sought for the facility, which is being constructed using an integrated design-build delivery process by Layton Construction Company and design consultant Group 70 International. Ground was broken in August of 2017 and completion is expected in late spring of 2020.