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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Breaks Ground on Science & Health Sciences Building

Published 6/18/2024
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The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire broke ground on the $340.3 million Science and Health Sciences Building in June of 2024. Designed by HOK and Potter Lawson, the 330,000-sf facility will collocate STEM courses in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics with programs in nursing, psychology, pre-professional health sciences, and public health and environmental studies. The vibrant five-story structure will feature an accessible sixth level with a greenhouse, a telescope observatory dome, and a mechanical room.

Driving the creation of a skilled workforce in northwestern Wisconsin, the transformative development will 
expand UW-Eau Claire's renowned undergraduate research programs while serving as the flagship for a new innovation cluster. Mayo Clinic Health System is supplying $13.7 million in funding and will occupy a shared research workspace in the facility spanning 10,000 sf. The Science and Health Sciences Building is envisioned as a catalyst for industry and government partnerships throughout the region, fostering economic growth and providing students with direct access to internship opportunities and career pathways.

Miron Construction is the general contractor for the project, which represents a contract value of approximately $245 million. Occupancy is expected in fall of 2027.

Organization Project Role
HOK Science + Technology Group
Potter Lawson
Miron Construction
General Contractor