University of Oxford Plans Life and Mind Building

Published 6-22-2020
  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building
  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building
  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building
  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building
  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building
  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building
  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building

    Courtesy of NBBJ.

  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building

    Courtesy of NBBJ.

  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building

    Courtesy of NBBJ.

  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building

    Courtesy of NBBJ.

  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building

    Courtesy of NBBJ.

  • University of Oxford - Life and Mind Building

    Courtesy of NBBJ.

The University of Oxford is planning to construct the £202 million Life and Mind Building in the United Kingdom. Designed by NBBJ, the collaborative 269,000-sf facility will house the departments of experimental psychology and biology, which will include space for programs in zoology and plant sciences. Providing leading-edge teaching and research labs for undergraduates, graduates, and investigators, the flexible facility will feature a central interaction zone illuminated by natural light that will offer a variety of breakout areas for impromptu meetings, presentations, and social events. Specialized spaces for experimental psychology research will include shielded electroencephalogram (EEG) rooms for brainwave pattern monitoring, eye tracking and retinal scanner suites, a virtual reality and motor function lab, group testing areas, and a multisensory kitchen. Complemented by an inviting public plaza, the structure will house lecture halls, faculty offices, and study spaces. Ramboll is the structural engineer for the facility, with Hoare Lea as mechanical and electrical engineer and Purcell as architectural heritage consultant. The project includes the demolition of the Tinbergen Building, which began in May 2020. Occupancy of the Life and Mind Building is expected in fall of 2024.

Related Organizations
NBBJ
Architect
Hoare Lea
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer