New Era for Science
For more than a century, undergraduate students have come to Johns Hopkins University to learn from and work alongside premier faculty members in the natural sciences. Once enriched by these experiences, our students go on to work as scientists, physicians, professors, and more, establishing themselves as leaders in their fields. In order to maintain this legacy of excellence, we are planning a renewal project to bring together in one new building undergraduate laboratories for chemistry, biology, biophysics, and neuroscience. This new laboratory building is part of a plan to revolutionize the way the natural sciences are taught at Hopkins.
“Many of the most significant discoveries in science are happening at the boundaries of disciplines and require researchers to apply the techniques developed in one field to the problems emerging in another. It’s critical that the next generation of scientists be cross-trained and we need the right kind of laboratories to make that possible. Our new building will foster exciting interdisciplinary collaborations while providing students with a strong foundation in the core knowledge and techniques associated with basic science. We are sure to see the next generation of scientific leaders come out of this lab.”
— Katherine S. Newman
James B. Knapp Dean
For information about naming opportunities, contact:
Debra G. Lannon
Associate Dean for External Affairs
- 105,000 square feet
- Located adjacent to Mudd Hall, completing the Mudd Levi complex
- Four floors plus basement
- 14 new state-of-the art laboratories
- 19 faculty offices
- Five meeting/seminar rooms
- Northern façade entirely glazed to allow for abundant natural light
- New student commons with a coffee bar
- Groundbreaking: June 6, 2011
- Completion: Summer 2013
- Estimated cost: $62 million
- Architect: Ballinger of Philadelphia
- Construction: Whiting Turner of Baltimore
- Physical chemistry laboratory
- Intermediate organic/advanced inorganic chemistry laboratory
- Biophysics laboratory
- Neurosciences laboratory
- Interactive computer laboratory
- Independent student research laboratory (Project Laboratory)
- Advanced instrumentation laboratory
- Main entrance to Mudd Hall
- Biochemistry and cell biology laboratory
- Introductory organic chemistry laboratory
- Commons area with cafe
- General biology teaching laboratory
- Genetics and developmental biology teaching laboratory
- Introductory chemistry teaching laboratory
- Biology department research laboratories
- Almost half of all undergraduate students in the schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering will use this building during their time at Hopkins.
- Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art instruments that they would see in actual research settings, such as nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, and high-performance liquid chromatography tools.
- Modular, flexible layouts will allow the laboratory curricula to evolve and be redesigned over time.
- The building will meet the standard for LEED Silver certification, with a goal of reducing energy use by half as compared with existing science buildings on campus.