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$65 million Life Sciences building ready to open at University of Hawai'i

June 24, 2020
The three-story, 70,000-square-foot facility has 21 teaching and research laboratories.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has completed construction of a $65 million Life Sciences building that will open for instruction in the fall 2020 semester.

The university says in a news release that the three-story, 70,000-square-foot facility on the campus in Honolulu has 21 state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories.

“This building was designed and constructed purposely to bring together many of our most-accomplished researchers with undergraduate and graduate students,” says University Provost Michael Bruno. “The interdisciplinary collaboration that will happen in the new facility offers an exciting opportunity for our students, our future researchers and leaders.”

The facility will be home to the College of Natural Sciences biology, microbiology and botany departments along with the Pacific Biosciences Research Center, which operates the state’s only transmission electron microscope.

Along with the 21 modern laboratories, the building features a 600-square-foot student collaboration area, 52 graduate student workstations, five conference rooms and 28 faculty offices.

The Life Sciences Building is the university’s first major design-build project, a single contract for the design and construction with a fixed cost.

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