New building to be named Heathcock Hall
College of Chemistry alumnus Terry Rosen (Ph.D. '85, Chem) the CEO of Arcus Biosciences, and his wife, Tori, have donated $25 million to the College of Chemistry toward the new building to be named in honor of Terry Rosen’s beloved mentor and former chemistry dean, Clayton Heathcock. Read more about the Rosen's gift here.
The College of Chemistry's faculty and students form a unique research community combining chemistry, chemical biology and chemical engineering into a revolutionary approach to scientific discovery. Our facilities need to be as diverse and unique as the people and ideas that they house to aid in forging breakthrough discoveries.
PHASE ONE DESIGN UPDATE
UC Berkeley's Office of the Chancelor and the UC Regents have approved the new building project for the College of Chemistry. The firm of HOK have been retained to begin development of a design plan for phase one of the new project. Preliminary designs should be available for public viewing later this spring.
Fund raising is ongoing. The UC Berkeley campus recently launched a $6 billion fundraising campaign. The College of Chemistry's new building is a high priority on the campaign list.
The global design firm HOK was retained this spring to create a feasibility study for the College's new science hub. HOK has recommended putting a new research complex, built in three phases, next to the current chemistry buildings to facilitate the least disruption to the current labs. The concept recommends a first phase of approximately 110,000 square feet spread over eight floors to be placed along Gayley Road between Pimentel and Lewis Halls.