The academic quad expansion will include a $28.62 million Unified Science Center2 (USC2) and an $18 million academic building, near the existing Unified Science Center and Campus Center. The new buildings will be supported by funding from the Building Our Future Bond Act, which was overwhelmingly approved by New Jersey voters in 2012. The bond act will provide $21.465 million in funding for the USC2 and the University will pay 25 percent or $7.155 million. The academic building will receive $13.5 million in funding from the bond issue and the University will pay 25 percent or $4.5 million.
The main entrance of the academic quad will face Vera King Farris Drive and will provide a central location for students to study and meet between classes, as well as space for the University community to gather for campus events.
The 58,210 thousand square foot Unified Science Center2 will be an expansion to the existing 64,000-square-foot Unified Science Center. The three-story building will house teaching and research labs for various disciplines in the sciences, a vivarium, a large green house, a multi-purpose room and faculty offices.
The 37,720-square-foot academic building will include space for the Sustainability program, classrooms, faculty offices and collaboration areas with tables and chairs.
Construction for both buildings is expected to begin in November 2015 and be completed in June 2017 with a scheduled opening in fall 2017.
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