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BUILDING BLOCKS: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chemistry Building

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chemistry Building

The new chemistry building at UW-Milwaukee will create 163,400 square feet of space for 5,000 chemistry and biochemistry students. Headed by VJS Construction Services, the building is expected to be complete in late 2023 or early 2024. (Rendering courtesy of Kahler Slater)

ADDRESS: 2000 E. Kenwood Blvd.

SIZE: 163,400 square feet

COST: $118 million

START MONTH: January 2022

COMPLETION: December 2023

OWNER: University of Wisconsin System

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: VJS Construction Services Inc.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: CannonDesign/Kahler Slater

LEAD ARCHITECT: CannonDesign/Kahler Slater

PROJECT SIGNIFICANCE: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s new chemistry building will support up to 5,000 chemistry and biochemistry students, as chemistry is one of the strongest college’s departments, university officials said. The new facility will replace the previous chemistry building built in 1972 and will connect to the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center.

About Ethan Duran

Ethan Duran is the construction and development reporter at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at (414) 551-7505 or [email protected]

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