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Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall

Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall

About Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall

The Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall is a five-story building located in Warren College that houses UC San Diego’s Bioengineering Department, the Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement. The building has an assignable area of 64,162 square feet and is named in honor of the Charles Lee Powell Foundation and the late San Diego Superior Court Judge James L. Focht. Occupied in March of 2003, the Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall provides state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment for faculty, students, and visiting scientists to apply emerging technology in order to better understand, treat, and prevent human diseases. In addition to five floors of technology and instructional laboratories, at the center of the building is the 150-person capacity Fung Auditorium designed for interactive video conferencing. The Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall was made possible by the generous support of the Whitaker Foundation, the Powell Foundation, and the William J. von Liebig Foundation.

Building Details

Naming Type: Donor
Building Location: Warren College
Date Constructed: March 30, 2003
Predominant Use: Laboratory/Research
Floors or Levels: 5 Floors
Other Names:

Bioengineering Hall, Powell-Focht
Engineering Building Unit III-A


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