GraniteCrete Adds Aesthetics, Sustainability, and a Lasting Solution

The Coastal Biology building is the newest addition to UCSC’s Seymour Center Long Marine Laboratory. The Coastal Biology building is the first step toward the completion of UCSC’s Coastal Long Range Development Plan. The UCSC Coastal Science Campus and the new Coastal Biology building play a significant role in the University’s Coastal Sustainability initiative. This initiative addresses various environmental issues with a focus on the health of coastal ecosystems around the world.  Toward that end, UCSC was careful to consider the substantial impact this project could have on the fragile ecosystem surrounding the project.

GraniteCrete was uniquely qualified to meet these concerns while offering a sustainable and lasting solution.  The architects, EHDD Architecture, chose GraniteCrete for an 8-foot-wide walkway surrounding the Coastal Biology building. Installation of the walkway was completed by Graniterock Construction Division. The organic aesthetics of the walkway add to the natural beauty of the campus and the surrounding area. The ease of installation and quality of GraniteCrete’s Admixture was recognized by Graniterock installers, “Everyone loves it. It really holds up well.”

The 40,000-square foot building was designed by EHDD Architecture and features various laboratories and offices to support faculty and research. The building is equipped with a 125-foot seminar room, analytical labs, and a natural running seawater laboratory.

GraniteCrete is proud to partner with fellow sustainable organizations such as the UCSC Coastal Science Campus, as they prioritize positive environmental practices.

For more information on the Coastal Biology Center, go to

This plan involves the expansion of nearby facilities for the purpose of environmental research, education, restoration, and habitat preservation.

For more information on UCSC’s Coastal Long Range Development Plan, go to:

UCSC Science Campus Long Range Development Plan

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