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.
Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex (KIRC)
On the corner of Maryland and Kenwood, the KIRC will address the most urgent academic and research needs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and create a new home for our Department of Physics. Completion is expected in early 2015. Additional funding comes from Milwaukee philanthropists Isabel and Alfred Bader.