UC Irvine Medical Center Clinical Laboratory

About the Project

The five-story, cast-in-place Medical Center Clinical Laboratory was part of the master plan development for the new UC Irvine Medical Center. The laboratory provides reference lab services for medical institutions across the Southern California region and consists of four floors of pathology laboratories and offices, as well as fifth-floor shell space for future office development. The building has a deep canopy covering the plaza and a monumental concrete and glass staircase that creates a dramatic entry portal.


The building has an iconic presence on campus, and its appearance coalesces the new aesthetic standard for what had been a very disparate collection of buildings. Complementing the hospital building, the architectural skin is defined by three colors of cast-in-place concrete with punched aluminum windows and transparent glass. The building’s horizontal and vertical circulation core is picked out in coppery-red metal cladding. The building creates an open plaza adjacent to an existing lawn, connecting active public spaces.


We are proud in our accomplishment of delivering the project two months early.

Quick Facts

  • Location Orange, California
  • Client University of California, Irvine
  • Architect Carrier Johnson Architects
  • Industry Science + Technology
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Delivery Method Design-Build
  • Completion Date December 2009
  • Duration 21 Months
  • Contract Value $ 33,373,778
  • Sustainability LEED Gold
  • Square Footage 60,000 SF



  • Design-Build Honor Award, Excellence in Environmental Usage of Concrete

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