Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Building Management

LBNL delegates responsibility for the management of buildings to Divisions who occupy the majority or all of a building's space. In unique cases, management of a building could be delegated to another Division who may not necessarily occupy the majority of the space. It is then up to the Divisions to designate appropriate personnel to serve as Building Managers.

Building Managers are authorized by the division director to ensure that the required building management functions/duties are carried out effectively. Building management functions include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Communiction amongst building occupants and LBNL staff
  • Point of contact for construction and maintenance
  • Point of contact for general information on building activities and occupancy

ESD Occupied Buildings and Building Managers

The following table is the contact list of ESD occupied buildings. Please contact a building manager if you have any issues or concerns with the activities occurring in any one of the LBNL buildings. To locate a complete and up-to-date list of LBNL building managers, as well as, the current Building Management Policy and Procedure visit the LBNL Emergency Services website.

Building Manager Location Phone Email
50 Martha White (EHS)
64 Garret Bohlar (PBD)
001-0201S 415-495-8127
70 Susan Synarski (EETD)
090-3027D 510-495-2534
70A Ronnie Woods 74-0234 4223
Ronnie Woods 74-0234 4223
74A Ronnie Woods 74-0234 4223
74B Ronnie Woods 74-0234 4223
84 David Knowles (LSD) & Ronnie Woods
74-0234 4223
85B Sergei Molins-Rafa 85B-0102H 7540

Descriptions of ESD Occupied Buildings

View the ESD Visitor Safety Information and Map to see the relative locations of ESD occupied buildings. View the entire Berkeley Lab Map here.

Building 50

Building 50 is located amongst a series of adjacent buildings known as the "50 Complex" which includes offices and laboratory space. This area formerly housed the library stacks and currently houses the LBNL Historical Archive Museum, the 50-Auditorium, and Library's compressed stack storage. Other Divisions occupying this building include, Information Technologies - Library Services, Physics, Nuclear Sciences, Accelerator and Fusion Research. The ESD offices are located within the 4036/4038 (former library stack) suites. Staff who are currently sitting at this location primarily conduct their work in adjacent buildings.

Building 64

Building 64 is a laboratory and office building. Other Divisions occupying this building include, Physical Bioscience and Energy & Environmental Technologies.  Most of ESD's offices and other laboratory spaces are on the 2nd floor. This facility houses ESD's Geosciences Measurement Facility which contains offices, technical work areas with a high-bay and machine shop, and field-work laydown exterior space. The GMF supports a broad range of research activities for the ESD. In addition, ESD's other research activities includes Climate Science laboratories supporting projects such as AmeriFlux and ARM Carbon and pursuit of Ecology and Hydrogeology research which includes water quality resource management and characterization which combines techniques used for in-situ field experiments, sample collection, and laboratory analysis.

Building 70/70A

Buildings 70 and 70A consists of offices, laboratories and a gas cage facility. There are multiple Divisions that occupy this building complex. The ESD front office is located on the 3rd floor, room 3317. For information on building management points of contact from each Division download the latest 70/70A Building Management Directory. ESD's primary research in Ecology with activities in environmental remediation, ecosystems biology, microbial ecology can be found throughout the building complex. The Center for Isotope Geochemistry (CIG) is a joint-institution (LBNL and UC Berkeley) research center which was established in B70A and at UCB to measure the concentrations and isotopic compositions of elements in rocks, minerals, and fluids in the earth’s crust, atmosphere, and oceans.

Building 74, 74A and 74B

The B74 complex is solely occupied by the ESD. Building 74 consists of offices, laboratories, loading dock, and a small gas cage facility. The ESD Division Office is located on the 3rd floor. There are two office modular buildings with 74A sitting adjacent to the south face of Building 74 and 74B sitting adjacent to the east face of Building 74. For over 30 years, the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has led the way in searching for new energy resources, cleaning up the environment, and studying climate change. Here, scientists conduct fundamental research in hydrogeology and reservoir engineering, geophysics and geomechanics, geochemistry, climate science and microbial ecology. Scientists can investigate these phenomena from the nanoscale to the field scale thanks to Berkeley Lab world-class facilities.

Building 84

Building 84 consists of offices and laboratories. Other Divisions occupying this building include Genomics, Life Sciences, in addition, the Energy and Environmental Sciences Area Lab Directorate is housed here . For information on building management points of contact from each Division download the latest 84 Building Management Directory. Sited adjacent to the B74 complex, B84 research activities represent the crosscutting range of multidisciplines in the earth sciences fields including hydrogeology, geothermal, climate science, geochemistry, geophysics, and  biology

Building 85B

Building 85B is primarily office space and sits adjacent to Building 85. Other Divisions occupying this building include Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security. As part of the collection of buildings in the Strawberry Canyon Area, B85 research activities represent the crosscutting range of multidisciplines in the earth sciences fields including hydrogeology, geothermal, climate science, geochemistry, geophysics, and  biology.


Contacts/More Information

For a complete description of these and all other policies, please refer to the LBNL RPM at: