Brown Hall, housing the Department of Chemistry, is scheduled for renovation of undergraduate teaching labs for the first time since 1972. The program includes 13 general chemistry labs, four organic chemistry labs, one advanced organic chemistry lab, two analytical/biochemistry labs and one shared instrumentation lab.
Four major phases of construction are planned, one in each quadrant of the building vertically across multiple floors. The construction phasing plan keeps a critical number of labs in use throughout the multi-year schedule.
The goals were to:
The facility response encouraged several innovations, including:
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