The first phase of construction of the Life Sciences building project on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus begins in late June with the removal of Henke Hall, the future site of the state-of-the-art science facility scheduled to open fall 2019.
Construction of the four-story, 45,000-square-foot structure will begin in late 2017 and is in step with the university’s strategic directions, to provide 21st century resources for learning, teaching, research and sustainability through LEED certification.
Designed for interdisciplinary collaboration, the Life Sciences building will provide new facilities for the College of Natural Sciences biology, microbiology and botany departments along with the Pacific Biosciences Research Center and the Biological Electron Microscope Facility. It will include classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, laboratory support and office spaces to serve 1,000 students weekly and house 23 faculty members and 60 graduate students. There will also be a collaboration space meant for students to meet, share ideas and develop innovative approaches to connecting the life sciences to Hawaiʻi and the global environment.
Learn more about Mānoaʻs new LEED-certified Life Sciences building here.