San Jose State University to break ground for $181 million science building

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An artistic rendering shows what the Interdisciplinary Science Building will look like in 2021 when it is completed.

San Jose State University is set break ground for its new Interdisciplinary Science Building on April 25.

The 161,200-sq.-ft., $181 million building will be located in the southwest quadrant of campus, near Duncan Hall, one of two existing science buildings. The current Science Building was completed in 1957 and Duncan Hall in 1967.

The new building will have eight floors of modern science laboratories and research facilities, as well as collaborative, flexible learning environments. It will be home to chemistry and biology teaching and research spaces, an interdisciplinary Center for High Performance Computing, data and information science labs, and science administration.

Each floor will seamlessly integrate teaching and research. Students who move through these programs will graduate with the theoretical background, hands-on skills and collaboration experience necessary to succeed in industry and advanced studies.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2021. The collaborative design/build contractor is McCarthy Building Companies, while the project architect is FLAD Architects.

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