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Valparaiso University Expanding Science Campus

Monday, October 05, 2015

According to an article in the Post-Tribune, the university wants to start a multi-building, science-oriented development on its grounds to eventually replace the Neils Science Center, which Dennis P. Lammert, senior vice president and project manager for Hasting + Chivetta architects and engineers, said was outdated.

The building, to be constructed between Kretzmann and Meier halls, will largely serve as laboratory space, but will also feature one room able to seat 48 students. There will be 25 offices as well as student spaces.

The laboratories will host chemistry and biology classes.

Lammert said the building would be able to tie into the engineering building next door to Meier. The engineering program at Valparaiso University was recently named one of the top 25 undergraduate engineering programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

The Post-Tribune reported that the university hopes to start moving dirt in September, and have the building completed in the summer of 2017. It is expected to be ready for the 2017-2018 school year.

Nicole Niemi, Director of Media Relations
Valparaiso University