Going up

concrete frame of new biosciences building

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Three of its five floors are visible now on the Advanced Teaching and Research Building for the biosciences at the northwest corner of Stange and Pammel roads. A sixth level will house the mechanical penthouse and greenhouse research space. Scheduled for completion in January 2018, construction is about 20 percent complete.

A combination of state appropriations and university funds ($19.7 million each), bond sale ($8 million) and private gifts ($10.3 million) will pay for the new facility. Future tenants are the plant pathology and microbiology department and a portion of two others: entomology, and genetics, development and cell biology.