The Multidisciplinary Research Building 1 (MRB1) will provide much needed research space to advance the University of California, Riverside’s strategic plan, UCR 2020: The Path to Preeminence.

The facility will be an important step towards achieving the primary goals of the strategic plan, which include substantial increases in student enrollment and research funding through the hiring of new scientific research and teaching faculty.

MRB1 will be able to support multiple themes of research at the intersection of Life/chemical Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. MRB1 will be flexible and adaptable, and will allow accommodation of emerging research demands over the next several decades.

MRB1 research areas

Project Goals

  • Expand UCR’s research capabilities.
  • Provide adaptable and flexible laboratory, laboratory support, and core facilities to meet evolving research needs.
  • Reflect a well-organized environment that promotes scientific collaboration and cross-discipline research in an atmosphere that stimulates academic scholarship and provides opportunities for intellectual discourse.

Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for Space Assignment in MRB1

MRB1 EOI Timeline

Please see below for the letter from the Provost and the RFEI to learn about upcoming space assignments in the new Multidisciplinary Research Building 1 (MRB1) currently under construction and scheduled for occupancy in Fall 2018.

Announcements and Research Team Selections

MRB1 Space Assignment Task Force and Support Staff