The University of Rochester is engaged in a $42 million expansion of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) in Brighton, N.Y. Featuring Class 1000 cleanrooms for target fabrication and thin film coating activities, the 66,000-sf addition will include a laser computing facility, general and wet-bench research venues, and open office environments. The largest lab will house the AMICA laser system, a high-energy, long-pulse laser that is being assembled for Stanford University’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Accommodating approximately 110 investigators and technicians, the three-story structure will physically adjoin the existing LLE building on East River Road. Cannon Design is the architect for the project, which is being built by LeChase Construction. Ground was broken in July of 2022 and completion is expected in 2024.