The University of Nevada, Reno is renovating the Leifson Physics and Chemistry Buildings to provide leading-edge research labs, classrooms, collaboration rooms, conference areas, and office environments. Designed by Van Woert Bigotti Architects, the $23 million project will optimize utilization in the two structures, which were built in 1967, to provide additional programmatic space including 839 asf for physics and 1,779 asf for chemistry. A new fire safety system will be installed in both facilities, and existing HVAC infrastructure will be significantly improved and enhanced. Clark & Sullivan Constructors is the construction manager at risk for the renovation, which will modernize 32,174 sf in the physics building and 18,280 sf in the chemistry building. Completion is expected in October of 2020.