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Social and Behavioral Sciences Building

This project built a 106,509 gross square foot classroom/office building that houses the College of Humanities and Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS). 

The building adds 739 classroom seats; 461 FTE in Lecture, 51 FTE in Lower Division Lab and 132 FTE in Upper Division Lab.  Additionally there are Graduate Research Spaces, 125 Faculty Offices, Dean’s Suite, 10 Department Suites, Support Spaces, Conference Rooms, and computer labs. 

SBSB serves the following departments and fuctions:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Interdisciplinary and Emerging Programs

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Building is certified LEED Silver with LEED credits received in the following categories:

SBSB LEED Certification
LEED Category Information
Sustainble Sites

Master planned density and community connectivity

Alternative Transportation

  • Sprinter Light Rail
  • Bike lockers and changing rooms
  • Low emitting & fuel efficient parking spaces
  • Reduced parking

Site Development

Storm water quality design

Reduced heat island effect for roofs and walking surfaces

Water Efficiency

Water efficiency reduced by 50%

Xeriscape landscaping

Building water use reduction by 30%

Energy & Atmosphere

Optimize energy performance by 26%

Enhance equipment commissioning

Enhanced refrigerant management

Materials and Resources

Construction waste diverted from landfill by 75%

Recycled content by 10%

Regional materials by 10%

Indoor Environmental Quality

Outdoor air delivery monitoring

Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan - Before and After Construction

Low-emitting materials

Indoor chemical and pollutant source control

Thermal comfort design

Innovation & Design Process

Exemplary performance water use reduction

Exemplary performance collection of recyclables

Exemplary performan public transportation

LEED® accredited professional

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