The award-winning 105,200 SF addition to the existing Mudd-Levi Building represents the phased implementation of Ballinger's long-range precinct plan for science facilities on the University's main Homewood Campus. The design solution for this transformation sought to engage a lushly landscaped and tree-filled garden alongside the building. An expansive glass facade provides visual access to the garden from the classroom and lab spaces within and allows science activities to be actively on display to the adjacent pedestrian pathway.The new building consists of three floors of undergraduate teaching laboratories dedicated to chemistry, biology, biophysics and neuroscience, as well as shared cores for instrumentation and a computer lab. Offices, conference rooms and break areas are distributed throughout the teaching and research floors. A new student commons serves as the primary entrance from the existing building to the new addition, and functions as a lounge and study space for students. The project is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold certification with particular emphasis placed on energy efficiency, sustainable site development, and interior environmental quality.