Resnick Sustainability Center
A mass timber home for bold climate solutions
- California Institute of Technology
- Pasadena, California, United States
- 80,000 square feet
- In progress
Essentially a makerspace for scientists, Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Resource Center will be a dynamic hub for critical research into the most pressing climate and sustainability challenges we face.
Designed by our Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, the building will unite experts from across physical sciences, life sciences and engineering disciplines in shared spaces with access to unparalleled instrumentation to advance novel solutions that extend beyond any single discipline.
The Sustainability Resource Center’s transparent design puts “science on display,” helping spark the imagination of passersby.
In the building’s core, key spaces include a biosphere engineering facility, a solar science and catalysis center, a remote sensing center, a translational science facility, teaching labs, and lecture and interactive learning spaces.
Every time I turn around, Caltech isn’t hitting it out of the park, Caltech is hitting it out of the universe. And, (this building), is really an incredible achievement on the part of the Caltech community.Victor Gordo Mayor of Pasadena
A space for all students
The building won’t just benefit graduate students and scientists coming together from varying disciplines/departments. The center’s second floor will be populated by undergraduate classrooms and labs, and every freshman will have at least one class in the building.
Bringing every Caltech student into this space puts an emphasis on how integral sustainability is to all of the areas of discipline they will encounter throughout their education at CaltechMehrdad Yazdani Design Principal, Director of Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign