Campus under construction

If it seems as though the entire campus is under construction this semester, that’s because, well, it is.

UWM’s “big build” was sparked three years ago when the state legislature approved $240 million in building bonds to expand UWM facilities. Today, six substantial projects are getting underway, with one – the downtown building that now houses the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health – already completed and in use.

On Oct. 24, UWM will break ground on the first new academically focused building on our East Side campus in nearly two decades – the 150,000-square-foot Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex (KIRC). The groundbreaking will be at 3 p.m. in the southeast corner of Lapham Hall.

Check out the complete roster of  UWM building projects below.

School of Freshwater Sciences

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On June 6, UWM broke ground on a 100,000 square-foot addition to the existing WATER Institute, transforming the structure into the new graduate-level School of Freshwater Sciences harbor campus. The new space will house research support facilities, laboratories, teaching spaces and collaboration spaces. The $53 million project is scheduled to be completed by December 2013.