Valley Life Sciences Building

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Located here: Integrative Biology, Molecular & Cell Biology, museums of Vertebrate Zoology and Paleontology, Jepson Herbarium, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library


Named not for its location but for Wayne and Gladys Valley, who contributed toward the vast building's major renovation in the early 1990s. The largest building in Berkeley (and the largest concrete building west of the Mississippi) when it was built in 1930, it remains the biggest building on campus, at over 400,000 square feet. Original exterior decorations from the George Kelham design include animal-shaped ornaments and the names of eight life science disciplines. Inside highlights include a giant T-Rex skeleton fronting the Museum of Paleontology.