• January 22, 2016

New Life Sciences Center at Loyola Marymount University

LMU Life Sciences Center - Exterior

New Life Sciences Center at Loyola Marymount University

New Life Sciences Center at Loyola Marymount University 664 345 Vantage Technology Consulting Group

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a private Jesuit and Marymount university with a total enrollment of 9,600 located in Los Angeles on the bluffs overlooking Marina Del Rey and Play Del Rey.

LMU Life Sciences Center - Exterior

As the first new building designed under the LMU Campus Master Plan, the Life Sciences Center at the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering establishes new campus aesthetic standards for a modern, interdisciplinary facility for biology, chemistry and natural science.   The science center, designed by CO Architects in Los Angeles, contains teaching labs, support space, faculty offices, classrooms, shared public spaces, a 300-seat auditorium, and an active learning classroom with three side-by-side joined interactive projectors and a 370-vehicle underground parking garage.

The objectives of achieving interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability and connectivity informed the design process, resulting in a prominent building with features that serve as teaching tools.  The design used the Labs 21 environmental benchmarking criteria and the building has achieved LEED Gold Certification.

LMU Life Sciences - Classroom

Vantage’s involvement started in conceptual design, and included extensive involvement with technology program development, budget forecasting and building stakeholder consensus.

Systems design work included CAD drawings, technology specifications, bidding and construction administration.

Academic Features

  • 50 faculty and staff offices
  • 34 teaching or research laboratories
  • 7,300 square feet of laboratory support space
  • 3 conference rooms
  • A green roof and outdoor laboratory

Vantage Services

  • Technology Program Development
  • System Design and Documentation
  • RFP Development/Vendor Selection
  • Implementation Oversight
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Architectural/Engineering Design Support