2012 in Review: 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.

Accelerator building at Innovation Campus

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Groundbreaking for the first new building on UWM’s Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa is anticipated by year’s end. The structure is being funded by the Economic Development Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce and will house research labs for engineering professors who collaborate with researchers at Wisconsin’s largest medical cluster nearby. Completion is expected in August 2013.