Theme 5

Building the Financial Foundation

I. DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
ENDOWING THE SCIENCES

Act of Determination 6 -- Creating a Development Plan to Acquire Additional Research Space for the Sciences

More research laboratory space will be needed beyond the expansion space still available in the BSB; estimates indicate that approximately 120,000 square feet will be needed. Therefore, given that the current expansion space is calculated to be no more than 7,000 additional square feet, the considerable shortfall of adequate space requires urgent, proactive planning.

Action Steps:
  • By Fall 2015 the Dean’s Office, in consultation with the Board of Advocates, Directors of Development in Arts & Sciences, and University Development, will create a fundraising campaign to refurbish the BSB to convert existing classroom space, except auditoriums, to research laboratory space.
  • Contingent upon recommendations from the committee on space planning in Theme 4 -- AOD 1, the Dean’s Office, in consultation with the Board of Advocates, Directors of Development in Arts & Sciences, and University Development, will create a plan to assess fundraising capabilities for the construction of a Clinical Health Sciences facility at the location identified on the master space plan adjacent to the BSB.