Butler University Renovates and Expands Science Facilities

Published 6-25-2019
  • Butler University - Renovated and Expanded Science Facilities
  • Butler University - Renovated and Expanded Science Facilities
  • Butler University - Renovated and Expanded Science Facilities
  • Butler University - Renovated and Expanded Science Facilities

    Courtesy of Butler University.

  • Butler University - Renovated and Expanded Science Facilities

    Courtesy of Butler University.

  • Butler University - Renovated and Expanded Science Facilities

    Courtesy of Butler University.

Butler University will begin construction in summer of 2019 on a $100 million renovation and expansion project to upgrade its science facilities in Indianapolis. The first phase of construction comprises a connecting structure joining the Holcomb building to Gallahue Hall. Creating a sciences corridor that collocates all of Butler’s undergraduate STEM programs in a central complex, the facility will include a 13,200-sf atrium and a 44,000-sf addition housing technology-enhanced classrooms, study areas, and multifunctional teaching and research labs for the departments of chemistry, astronomy, physics, and engineering. Designed to promote collaboration and experiential learning, the project will enable students and faculty to work side-by-side in environments resembling industry research labs. The second phase of construction includes the renovation and repurposing of the Holcomb building to create new classrooms, labs, and collaborative work spaces for courses in physics, psychology, and neuroscience. Gallahue Hall, which currently houses several science departments, will undergo a complete renovation in phase three. Completion of the first two phases is expected in early 2021.