Client University of California, Irvine

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT2)

Irvine, California

IT2 includes specialized laboratories, clean rooms, interdisciplinary dry research labs and offices, conference and public facilities and administrative space. Working to provided bridging documents, and in association with the structural engineer, innovative structural and exterior cladding system changes were made to create savings to keep the project under budget.  Additional time savings resulted from dividing project drawings into packages, enabling the start of construction before all construction drawings were completed. Additionally, designs were completed for early stages before drawings for subsequent stages were completed, enabling work to proceed on a fast track. As a result, floor plan layouts remained unaffected and construction time was reduced. The project was completed ahead of the contractual completion date, meeting the client’s goal to remain on schedule and within budget.

At a glance

119,470 SF


Innovative Exterior Cladding System

Construction Concurrent with Design

Completed Ahead of Schedule and on Budget


Architectural Design


square foot clean room is housed in the IT2 building.


The CalIT2 building is considered a living lab, containing open research space that can be reconfigured easily to accommodate evolving research projects.


seismic sensors measure ground and building motion.