A staff report to the Pasadena Design Commission unveils plans for a new laboratory facility on the eastern side of the California Institute of Technology's 124-acre campus.

The project, called the Resnick Sustainability Resource Center, is named for Lynda and Stewart Resnick.  The couple, who are co-owners of The Wonderful Company, pledged $750 million to Caltech in 2019 to support research efforts as well as the construction of the proposed building. 

Plans call for the demolition of Caltech's Mead Lab, a single-story structure which sits on the east side of Wilson Avenue between Del Mar Avenue and California Boulevard, followed by the construction of a new three-story, 80,000-square-foot building with one basement level.

Renderings of the project, which is designed by Yazdani Studio, depict a contemporary three-story structure with an undulating glass facade.  According to the staff report, the building's curtain wall system will mask an angular mass timber structure along its northern and western sides, culminating in a roof top canopy.

The presentation to the Design Commission is preliminary, according to a meeting agenda.  Final approval and building permits for the project are not imminent at this point in time.