It’s been a few years since the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) revealed its plans for a new Science and Engineering Complex. Now, the project is drawing to a close with an expected completion date by May 2023. Read on for a closer look at the $75M project.
About the project
It was Fall 2021 when UAB broke ground on the new $76M Science and Engineering Complex at the site of the former education building on 14th Street South between University Boulevard and 10th Avenue South.
The goal of the new complex? To support UAB in its mission to attract faculty, increase grant funding and train the next generation of health professionals.
What to expect
The 138,842-square-foot instructional facility will be home to UAB’s basic sciences programs for the Departments of Biology and Physics as well as teaching labs for the Department of Chemistry.
It will also feature:
- Classrooms alongside faculty and staff offices
- Collaboration rooms designed to foster a team-learning environment
- Project-based research
- Labs that enable student shadowing.
Completion Date: By May 2023
Classes Begin: Fall 2023
UAB’s campus has more updates currently in the works. Details here.
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