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UMSL Breaks Ground on Science Building

Science education at the University of Missouri–St. Louis took a big step forward on Oct. 29, when work began on the new Science Learning Building.

The $32 million, four-story facility will house advanced, equipment-intensive teaching laboratories. The 75,000-square-foot building also will include a solarium/town center space that will serve as the crossroads of the science complex, bringing students and faculty together for a broad range of interactions.

“This new facility will greatly enhance the education of students studying for careers in science, health care and teaching,” said UMSL Chancellor Tom George. “This addition replaces some of our oldest laboratories in Benton and Stadler halls built in the 1960s.”

The brick, stone, glass and aluminum building will reflect the architectural context of the science complex. Study spaces along the south side of the building will have floor-to-ceiling glass. Landscaping will retain as many of the mature trees as possible.