Plant Science Expansion


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Overview of the Plant Science Expansion building at Michigan State University. Construction dates: May 2010 to December 2011.

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Plant Science Expansion

  1. 1. Plant Science Expansion<br />
  2. 2. Anew building to accommodate growth of federally funded research in plant sciences.<br />
  3. 3. Provide increased plant growth facilities <br />
  4. 4. Provide increased use of computation in plant science research<br />
  5. 5. Allow MSU to recruitand retain the world’s best plant scientists to solve complex problems relatedto energy, food and health.<br />
  6. 6. Located at the corner of Bogue St. and Wilson Rd. <br />
  7. 7. It will connect to the<br />Plant Biology <br />Building<br />and<br />Plant and Soil Science Building. <br />
  8. 8. A research home for faculty in… <br />Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, DOE Plant Research Lab,Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, andCrop & Soil Sciences.<br />
  9. 9. This building will support faculty conducting the latest plant science research at MSU.<br />
  10. 10. Research funding for plant science in the College of Natural Science alone has doubled to $12M/yr in the last 5 years.<br />
  11. 11. This includes projects involving the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center ($50M), DOE Plant Research Lab ($4.5 M), NIH Grand Opportunity Grant for medicinal plants ($2.8M), and other NSF, NIH and DOE grants. <br />
  12. 12. The building will have four floors and 40,000 square feet. <br />
  13. 13. Three floors will be research laboratories with space for 15 research groups and… <br />
  14. 14. 144 graduate students, <br />post-docs, technicians <br />and undergraduates<br />
  15. 15. The open lab design will maximize interaction, collaboration, and <br />space utilization.<br />
  16. 16. The basement provides MSU scientists a 30% increase in plant growth chambers. <br />
  17. 17. Connections to the other buildings allows transportation of plants between growth chambers, labs and green houses without exposure to weather, disease, and insects. <br />
  18. 18. The first floor provides an entrance to the horticulture gardens. <br />
  19. 19. The first floor features a 225-seat lecture hall and interaction space.<br />
  20. 20. Budget: $43MConstruction: May 2010 - December 2011<br />
  21. 21. Architect/Engineers: SmithGroup, Detroit, Mich.Construction Managers: The Christman Company, Lansing, Mich.<br />
  22. 22. College of Natural Science<br />College of Agriculture and Natural Resources<br />Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station<br />