Faculty will start moving into the Science and Engineering Hall this December, about a month earlier than expected, the University announced Monday.
The $275 million hall will begin holding classes next spring, with guidance from the building’s manager, Alex Weller. She’ll be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities in research labs, classrooms and a basement aquatic suite.
“The design team met with researchers, faculty and staff during the design process to make sure that the facility meets their needs, and it is truly a collaborative environment,” Weller said in a release. “I am excited to manage operations and become a part of what the university is doing academically through research.”
The announcement comes after an attorney for Clark Construction raised concerns that the project would be delayed in July, when a subcontractor that Clark hired to complete electrical work filed for bankruptcy.
Construction for the building, located at 21st and H streets, began in 2011. It’s the University’s largest academic commitment in recent history.