Crews will begin preparing for construction on the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) later this month, according to a March 16 Webster University news release. The university expects construction on the estimated $44 million project to finish in 2017.
The ISB will initially hold classes for several departments including Anthropology and Sociology, Biological Sciences, International Language and Cultures, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing, Psychology, and the Institute of Human Rights. The building is part of an effort to accommodate and attract students in projected growth fields.
“This building will provide more than additional space,” Provost Julian Schuster said in the same article. “It will be a place where our students, faculty and staff will shape their ideas and create new innovative solutions for the most pressing challenges facing our local communities, as well as global society.”
The ISB will be an L-shaped building located next to the East Academic Building, to which it will adjoin at the north end. The building will be roughly 85,000 square feet and will feature four dedicated classrooms, 25 laboratory classrooms, a dual computation laboratory classroom, 71 faculty and staff offices and a 129-seat auditorium.