Roadmap activity: Life sciences building

Initiative 5: Accelerating facility renewal and modernization.

The college continues to plan for a large infrastructure project centered around a new life sciences building and greenhouse. These buildings will provide new laboratory and teaching spaces supporting research and education in nursing, biomedicine, agriculture, genetics and genomics, marine biology, and aquaculture. These fields all have direct impact on our state’s health and economy. As part of the planning, we have participated in studies evaluating the possibility of using wood as the primary construction material and ways to minimize the carbon and energy impact of construction.