|Nov. 22, 2002||
Press Contact: Steve Koppes|
University of Chicago breaks ground for $200 million science building
The Interdivisional Research Building will bring together scientists from the biological sciences and the physical sciences to work on projects that fall in between the traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines in fields ranging from condensed-matter physics to synthetic chemistry.
The IRB will encompass 430,000 square feet on seven floors (two below ground and five above ground) at the corner of Drexel Avenue and 57th Street. The architect is Ellenzweig Associates Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. The new construction team for the IRB includes a joint venture partnership between Power Construction company and two African-American construction firms, Louis Jones Enterprises and Broadway Consolidated.
Relocating to the IRB when the building is completed in 2005 will be faculty from the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research, the James Franck Institute and the Department of Chemistry.
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