Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, December 17, 2010

Regents approve work at Brown, Knaus buildings

The following action was taken by the Board of Regents at its meeting Friday.

G. G. Brown addition design approved

The regents approved the proposed design for an approximately 62,500-gross-square-foot addition to the George Granger Brown Memorial Laboratories building to support the Department of Mechanical Engineering's research endeavors in bio-systems, energy, and nano-systems.

The scope of the project was reduced during the design process by the College of Engineering, and is now estimated to cost $46 million. The project is being funded by College of Engineering resources, gifts, university investment proceeds, and a federal grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Construction on the addition is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2014.

Biology laboratories to be updated at Kraus

Approximately 4,200 gross square feet of lab and support space on the second and third floors of the Edward Henry Kraus Building will be renovated to create modern research facilities for recently recruited faculty in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

The $1.7 million project is being funded by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and is scheduled to be completed next fall.