Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health
Located on the southwest corner of Rural Road and University Drive, the Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health is a 281,000-square-foot, high-performance research facility fostering an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge generation and leading-edge research, including innovative endeavors focusing on the sustainability of food, water and energy.
In addition to public outreach and exhibit spaces, the center houses the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, the College of Global Futures, the School of Sustainability, and the Institute of Human Origins.
The building also includes classrooms and a conference center with a 389-seat presentation hall. The building also has research labs for biological sciences, engineering, life sciences and sustainability. Dry lab space includes computing, cyber-security, engineering design and fabrication, and robotics.
Additionally, it is designed to meet specifications for LEED Gold at a minimum, with intentions of achieving a higher certification.