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.