The facility houses the research functions for the entomology department, while also serving the campus’s undergraduate population by incorporating chemistry teaching labs and associated support space. Lab and support spaces were designed to accommodate multiple uses by a variety of departments. The building serves as a hub for the campus’s community outreach programs by including a bug zoo and 100-student multi-purpose classroom space that can be utilized for classes as well as industry teaching sessions. A cafe located in the public zone of the building is designed to promote interactions between various campus faculty, staff and campus visitors. The laboratory areas consist of open labs, support space and offices/seminar areas.