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New Life Sciences Building Is a Nexus for Modern-Age Teaching and Research

By September 17, 2018No Comments

UW Biology today opened the doors to a new Life Sciences Building that will transform learning, teaching and research for generations.

The $171 million Life Sciences complex includes seven floors and 207,000 square feet that encourages and makes possible team-oriented science. Designed by Perkins+Will and built by Skanska, the building encompasses a 187,000-square-foot research and teaching facility and a 20,000-square-foot research greenhouse with UW plant collections.

“Our University is committed to excellence in our students’ experiences, teaching and research,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “With this new Life Sciences Building, students and faculty will have access to the kind of state-of-the-art research and lab facilities that foster excellence and create new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the life sciences.”

The building has been a long time in the making, said Robert Stacey, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.