Keck Lab Renovation Design for Dr. Wei Gao

Keck Lab Renovation Design for Dr. Wei Gao

The goal of this project was to modernize a laboratory and faculty office for Wei Gao, Ph.D., assistant professor of medical engineering with the Division of Engineering and Applied Science.

Gao’s primary research interest is in the development of novel bioelectronic devices for personalized and precision medicine. This includes wearable and flexible biosensors that can analyze the various biomarkers in body fluids for real-time continuous health monitoring and early diagnosis, as well as synthetic micro/nanomachines for rapid drug delivery and precision surgery. His research thrusts include fundamental materials innovation as well as practical device- and system-level applications in translational medicine.

Gao’s space is located on the first and second floor of the W. M. Keck Engineering Laboratories. The project included full demolition and redesign of research laboratory space and faculty and student office areas. CRB provided architectural and laboratory design services for this complex research laboratory renovation project and worked with the general contractor to manage the design-build engineering systems.

Project Details


California Institute of Technology


Pasadena, California

Square Footage



$1.5 million

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