California State University, Dominguez Hills has completed construction of its $71.5-million Science & Innovation Building, general contractor C.W. Driver announced announced in September.

Located near center of the schoool's Carson campus, the four-story 87,000-square-foot building consists of laboratories, offices, and classrooms serving students pursuing the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

Designed by architecture firm HGA, the building incorporates an exterior of gray and blue panels, accented by wood and metal.  The look of the building is intended to mimic a DNA strand, according to a news release.

The project was built to LEED Platinum standards, according to C.W. Driver, incorporating recycled materials and efficient electrical and heating systems.

The Science & Innovation Building is the latest addition to the Dominguez Hills campus, which is poised to add more than 1 million square feet of housing, office, and retail space over the coming 15 years through its new master plan.

Other new construction projects at the university include its Innovation & Instruction Building and a four-story, 506-bed student dormitory.