An 18-month project to build a four-story addition to the east side of Bessey Hall will get underway later this month. All east entries to the building will close on Monday, Feb. 22 -- also the date crews will begin installing construction site fencing. Site clearing work will begin the week of March 3.
Key pieces in the Bessey addition include eight teaching labs and six research labs for two departments (ecology, evolution and organismal biology, and genetics, development and cell biology), and two first-floor general university classrooms, each with seating for 90. The fourth floor will remain unfinished initially, pending future needs in the biosciences program.