One of the academic components of Loyola Marymount University’s master plan will soon begin to take shape.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 6 for the university’s new $110 million Life Sciences building, which will help sustain and increase the university’s reputation as a leader in science education into the 21st century, say LMU officials.
“This is an essential and remarkable moment in the life cycle of LMU,” said LMU President David W. Burcham. “The Life Sciences building speaks to our hearts and our minds. It is infrastructure we need to continue the intimate learning that is the hallmark of an LMU education.”
The new building will form the center of what will become the Seaver College Complex, including Pereira Hall (for engineering) and Seaver Hall (for physics and mathematics). It will be constructed west of Pereira Hall in the footprint of the existing employee parking area.
The facility’s underground parking garage will have 372 parking spaces.
Construction is expected to be completed in time for the 2015-16 academic year.