Will add more labs, classrooms, conference rooms and offices
RICHMOND, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2014) — Officials broke ground Thursday on the second phase of the New Science Building at Eastern Kentucky University.
The second phase consists of a $66.3 million, 158,000-s.f. addition to adjoin the existing New Science Building and add the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geography and Geology. Construction is expected to be complete by late 2017.
Phase 2 will consist of 25 new teaching labs, 31 new research labs, 17 preparation labs, four large classrooms, three conference rooms, 63 faculty and staff offices and more in a space specially designed for collaborative research among faculty and students and for hands-on learning.
Dr. Malcolm Frisbie, professor of biology who has served as faculty shepherd for both phases of NSB, said the building “will impact every single EKU student. It’s hard to overstate the impact it will have on our students and in our section of the world. This is a huge deal, and it will make a huge difference for Eastern Kentucky University and the region.”