By. Chris Stritzel
After appearing in City documents for a while, SLU made it official and published a blog post detailing the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (or ISE) building. The new building will rise just East of Ritter Hall (which sits along Grand) and will replace green space and the "dolphin fountain". According to SLU, the new 3 floor, 90,000 square foot facility will be their second silver leed building on campus. The ISE building will house state of the art lab spaces that are flexible as well as innovative. According to a SLU representative, "the ISE building will be a showcase structure detailing what the future of educating in lab space looks like".
The $50 Million project will also include the renovation of existing labs in nearby buildings to bring them up to date. This part of the SLU campus is home to several engineering schools and is named "the Parks College". Two buildings on this site have names of some known companies, Monsanto and McDonnel Douglas Hall. The new ISE building does not have a name yet but SLUI says that they are paying for it through a bond issue that they will pay off over the next several years. The new ISE building will begin construction this November and will be open by the Summer of 2020. The architecture firm is Hastings+Chivetta and the main contractor for the project is BSI.
SLU stresses that more information about the new ISE building will be made available after the start of the Fall Semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
For those wanting to view additional renderings, the gallery below includes three additional views. Each one is detailed by clicking on the photos.