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Bob Shaeffner of Payette Architects explains a proposal for Wesleyan's new Molecular and Life Sciences building during an open house and design review June 12.
At left, Ben Winslow, a biology Ph.D candidate, listens to Robert Schmidt, project manager, explain a proposed design plan for the Molecular and Life Sciences building.
 
Posted 06.20.07

Molecular, Life Sciences Building Site Proposed

Physical Plant-Facilities held an open house and design review for Wesleyan's new Molecular and Life Sciences building June 12.

The open house allowed Wesleyan staff and faculty, and members of the local community to comment on the proposed plans.

The goal of the building is to create a stronger sense of community among students and faculty in different areas of science by increased opportunities for informal interaction. Wesleyan is taking into account ways to use space more efficiently, improve administrative and science support services and to address mechanical, corrosion, and safety problems in the science buildings.

Bob Shaeffner of Payette Architects highlighted four proposals of where the new facility should be placed. In all plans, four Wesleyan-owned homes would be razed and replaced.

More than 60 Wesleyan staff, faculty, students and Middletown residents attended the meeting. Participants were welcome to ask questions and share their ideas.

For more information on the proposed Molecular and Life Sciences building project go to: http://www.wesleyan.edu/masterplan/lifesciences.html.

 
By Olivia Bartlett, The Wesleyan Connection editor