MUNCIE - Ball State University will Friday break ground on its new $87.5 million, five-story structure that will house the school’s chemistry and biology departments. The new Foundational Sciences Building, along with the Health Professions Building, is part of a phased plan to replace the Cooper Science Complex. 

Part of the new East Quad, the building will stand to the south of the new Health Professions Building. Plans for the building were first announced in March

Ball State says the new building will feature: 

  • 208,000 square feet 
  • aquatics suite 
  • collaborative space 
  • faculty and graduate offices and conference rooms 
  • imaging suite 
  • research library and computer labs 
  • classrooms, teaching laboratories, and research laboratories.

The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on the northeast corner of Martin Street and Ashland Avenue.

The building is slated for completion in summer 2021.