Renovation process

Renovations were coordinated by the University Architect’s Office through the external architect firm arcDESIGN and the engineering firm Mussett Nicholas + Associates—both Indianapolis-based companies.

Designs for renovation were drawn up from a portion of the Biology Master Building Plan formulated by Roger Innes and Clay Fuqua, then Biology Chair and Associate Chair for Research, respectively. Laboratory and classroom designs were developed in consultation with faculty and staff, and eventually the plans were used for a competitive bid process to identify a construction firm. Weddle Bros. Building Group was awarded the project and started the renovation in late 2010.

The total size of the renovated space is 38,000 square feet inside the building (roughly 21 percent of the total working space) and another 14,000 square feet on the roof.