Groundbreaking: Chemistry Instructional Addition & Renovation

The UW-Madison Department of Chemistry will hold a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, September 14 from 4:30-6:00 pm for the Chemistry Instructional Addition and Renovation project.

This $133 million project adds a new nine-story tower to the Daniels Chemistry Building, renovates existing instructional space, and replaces existing outdated HVAC systems. It is designed to address the Chemistry department’s current and future needs by increasing instructional capacity by 40 percent while also adding new research laboratories and modernizing existing instructional space.

The new tower includes two high-capacity lecture halls, an active learning studio with flexible configuration, an information commons, three floors of undergraduate teaching laboratories, one floor of research laboratories, and support spaces (offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, chemical storerooms, and informal student spaces). The renovation of the existing building modernizes six undergraduate teaching laboratories original to the 1964 building and provides additional classrooms, student study spaces, and offices.

This project is managed by UW-Madison Facilities Planning & Management in collaboration with the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Facilities Development and Management.

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