Grand Challenges Research Building Coming Soon

    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    It is with great excitement that we share the virtual walkthrough of the University of Arizona's newest building, the Grand Challenges Research Building (GCRB). Located in the parking lot adjacent to the Meinel building, the new GCRB building will include three floors of laboratories and offices dedicated to faculty growth in the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, three more floors of research laboratories and offices for centers and cross-campus interdisciplinary programs, including the new Center for Quantum Networks led by the Wyant College, and also a ground floor with public spaces, study spaces, and meeting rooms. The architectural design and engineering team of ZGF Architects and BWS Architects note that, "Its weathered steel facade is reminiscent of an adjacent optical science research building, with its interior material palette also gathering inspiration from its local landscape." Kitchell, the construction firm for the project, is planning to break ground in July.