The new Life Sciences Building adjacent to Eisenhower Auditorium will be open for classes when the fall semester starts. The building is connected by a glass walkway to the new Chemical Building across the road, which opened earlier. This is the view from the walkway looking down on construction of the Shortlidge Mall.
The Shortlidge Mall, a pedestrian-safe walking area, viewed from the walkway, will include benches and landscaping.
Mike Ward of Rough Bros., a greenhouse manufacturing firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, installs a light. Five greenhouses, one with a weathervane twirling from its glass roof, are being built on the roof of the Life Sciences Building.
The empty tables eventually will be filled with green and growing things and the hoses will be connected to water when the greenhouses are in operation.
A cloudy sky paints a moody mural on the roof of the Life Sciences Building where five greenhouses are under construction. The Life Sciences Building includes classrooms, videoconferencing capabilities, a 182-seat auditorium and 38 laboratories organized around four research clusters: animal developmental biology, neuroscience, molecular toxicology and plant biology.
Natural sunlight as well as artificial lighting will be used in the greenhouses.
A forest of pegs creates a surreal landscape about a lab sink.
A faucet juts out of a wall in one of the many labs in the four-story building.
The view from the ground floor shows the main classrooms area in the background. A bricked-in patio on the Shortlidge Mall side of the building marks the main entrance.
A glassed-in walkway and glass entrance are part of the soon-to-be completed Life Sciences Building. The walkway connects to the nearby Chemistry Building.