Facilities and Buildings

Each of the 13 departments and two schools that make up the College of Natural Sciences maintains a variety of significant scientific instruments and facilities for faculty and students, as well as shared facilities that are available to off-campus researchers.

Since the future of research is unpredictable, today's scientific facilities must create large, flexible, and adaptable systems and spaces that can easily accommodate growth and changing standards. Scientific research requires modern facilities with properly sized floor plates, adequate floor-to-floor heights, and energy-efficient building systems and building envelopes.

To that end, for the past decade, UMass Amherst has been building a comprehensive, modern science complex on its campus.

The CNS buildings

The first building in the complex, the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB), opened in 2009.

Next door to the ISB are the Life Sciences Laboratories (LSL), which opened in 2013.

Several existing campus buildings have also been renovated recently, including Lederle Graduate Research Tower, Goessmann Laboratories, and Chenoweth Laboratory. Morrill Science Center is beginning to undergo a $60 million renovation.

A range of CNS shared core facilities may be utilized by off-campus researchers.

The CNS Research & Education Greenhouse was completed in 2011.

Download this campus map with CNS buildings (PDF) highlighted.