Dr. Ethan Brue, professor of engineering and the lead planner for the project, says that expanding and updating Dordt’s facilities allows the school to accommodate the growing number of students and provide cutting-edge teaching and lab experiences.
The $12 million first phase of the project will include a two-story addition connecting the current science building to the classroom building. An engineering design and project wing will include new project areas and laboratories. College officials say that the comprehensive remodeling of the current structure will provide a better building layout, allow for further growth, and connect the science department to other academic areas on campus for more collaboration across disciplines.
The project will take place in three phases and is expected to cost $20 million.
To learn more about future phases of the project and see architect’s renderings, go to www.dordt.edu/science_building_project.
The groundbreaking starts at 12:45 PM on Thursday, just west of the greenhouse. You are asked to use the entrance on 4th Avenue if you go.