Denton, Vice Chancellor for Capital Projects, Patrick MacArdle, Alex
Shtromberg, Clayton Heathcock, Michael Marletta and Michael Brateng
at the open house for the new Marletta labs.
renovated laboratories of Professor Michael
Marletta were on display at an open house on April 1. From the
spacious benchtops and wide walkways to the custom-designed one-liter
cylinder rack, the labs on the second floor of Lewis Hall are some of
the most attractive workspaces in the college.
This was one of the most trouble-free renovations we have ever
done, said Dean Clayton H. Heathcock. Every aspect
went smoothly, and we even came in under budget. The College Shop workers,
especially Michael Brateng, and Patrick MacArdle, project
manager for the campuss capital projects division, deserve a lot
of credit for the hard work and skills they put into this project.
The $1.6 million renovation of 4100 sq. ft. of biochemistry lab space
for Marletta was done in connection with his recent recruitment. It
was nice having input into the layout of our new space. The labs are
great, with wonderful views. Of course, it is hard to have bad views
in California, said Marletta.