Design Unveiled For Ball State Sciences Building

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Ball State University trustees have received the proposed design for a five-story, $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building. The project, which is expected to take two years, could get underway next fall. The facility is the larger of two that will eventually replace the aging Cooper Science Complex as the primary homes of the university's science and health-based academic programs. The other piece, the $62.5 million Health Professions Building, is slated to open around the time the Foundational Sciences Building construction starts.

President Geoff Mearns says "the Foundational Sciences Building is a significant step forward in meeting a critical need for the state of Indiana. The marketplace is seeking skilled and adaptable professionals who are knowledgeable, adept at critical thinking and problem-solving, and devoted to lifelong learning."

Ball State says the facility will cover 205,000 square-feet and include six classrooms, 28 teaching laboratories, 44 research labs, research library, imaging suite, conference rooms, computer labs, collaborative space and faculty offices.

You can connect to more about the project and other work at the board's most recent gathering by clicking here.

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