The department's research, teaching and support functions are spread over five nearby buildings: Space Science and Technology, Dell Butcher Hall, George R. Brown Hall, MD Anderson Biological Laboratories and the BioScience Research Collaborative.
The Chemistry Departmental Office is located on the second floor, Room 201, in the Space Science and Technology Building located off of Entrance 20. Several research labs are located in this building including the offices and laboratories of the Smalley Institute. In the basement of Space Science is the Research Support Shop which is a custom fabrication machine shop available to our faculty.
Ajacent to the Space Science building is Dell Butcher Hall, opened in 1997, which has additional research laboratories and most of the department's teaching laboratories. Much of the university's research in nanoscale science and technology is conducted in these two buildings.
Nearby is the George R. Brown Hall, opened in 1990, which houses modern laboratories for organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical research. The organic chemists occupy 13,000 sq ft of laboratory space on the second and third floors of the east wing of the building. In May 1992, this building won Research and Development Magazine's "Laboratory of the Year" award. Organic chemistry research also has a strong presence in Dell Butcher Hall.
Beyond the Keith-Wiess Geology Building is the MD Anderson Biological Laboratories. With renovations completed in the spring of 2002, the west end of third floor in this building was created to house the expanding presence of theoretical chemistry.
Located at 6500 Main Street the BioScience Research Collaborative is equipped for cutting-edge laboratory, theoretical and computational investigations, and features eight floors of research labs, classrooms and auditoriums. It is designed to eventually accommodate a visualization center and an entire floor dedicated to biomedical informatics. It meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.