Serving more than 2,000 students each year, UWM’s aging Chemistry Building was significantly impacting the university’s ability to provide an ideal learning experience. Along with the Milwaukee community, UWM understood their chemistry building’s economic importance as many students pursuing degrees in healthcare and other STEM related fields required a more advanced learning environment. Therefore, a new state-of-the-art building is being designed to allow for flexibility and adaptability to support teaching and research innovation.
The new 163,400sf facility will house the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with learning and research laboratories and will also support and expand offerings for all STEM, health science related majors as well as several engineering programs. The building also includes classrooms, lecture halls, offices and both formal and informal collaboration spaces. The vision for the design is to provide a state-of-the-art building for modern instruction to support students at all levels, enhance fundamental research and scientific innovation, and connect researchers, students, and the community through science.
Kahler Slater is delivering this project in partnership with CannonDesign.
“We’ll be able to significantly enhance our teaching, research, and outreach missions. We’ll have new learning spaces for lectures, tutoring, study groups; new laboratories that integrate teaching and research, with efficiencies in design that make collaborative research easier to do.”
Chemistry Department Chair Joseph Aldstadt