UC Riverside Multidisciplinary Research Building 1

About the Project

The Multidisciplinary Research Building 1 (MRB1) is an advanced, state-of-the-art laboratory that provides wet and dry research laboratories, core laboratory support facilities, a vivarium and space for faculty and academic support. MRB1 features one vivarium level and four research laboratories/offices levels. The new laboratory is integral to the University’s strategy for strengthening both research and teaching capabilities.

Quick Facts

  • Location Riverside, CA
  • Client University of California, Riverside
  • Architect SmithGroup
  • Industry Education
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Delivery Method Design-Build
  • Completion Date September 2018
  • Duration 28 Months
  • Contract Value $ 129,026,858
  • Sustainability LEED Platinum
  • Square Footage 180,000 SF



  • 2019 DBIA National Award of Merit – Industrial, Process/Research Facilities
  • 2019 DBIA Western Pacific Region Design Excellence Award

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