Partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as an energy conservation demonstration facility, Cook Hall was built in 1992. It is home to dozens of investigators and students, and houses the Department of Molecular Biosciences including the Keck Biophysics Facility, the Neurobiology Department, and the Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE). The MSE Project consisted of a multi-phased renovation to 11 Material Science and Engineering Labs across 4 floors. The project commanded heavy logistical planning for critical system shutdowns to the electrical, HVAC, plumbing and building lab gases, while adjacent labs remained open and operational during building renovations. With carefully choreographed phasing, researchers were relocated into completed spaces as the construction progressed over an 18-month period.