Psychological & Brain Sciences Building - in construction

Psychological & Brain Sciences Building
Gilbert Street and Iowa Avenue
East Campus
Start Date: 
Summer 2017
Summer 2019
Square Footage: 

This project will construct a new facility to expand and relocate the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The project also includes razing the southeast wing of Seashore Hall, allowing for construction of the new building, which will provide a direct connection to Spence Labs. The remainder of Seashore Hall will be taken down at a later date. 

The new building will is to be comprised of a mix of offices, dry laboratories, collaboration space, classrooms and student work areas. The Lower Level and Ground Level are composed of open commons spaces, classrooms and administration offices. The upper four stories contain faculty offices, dry laboratories, and open commons space.

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What's New: 

(updated June 2018)

  • Auger cast grout piles and drilled piers are complete.
  • Deep footings and grade beams are being installed.
  • Mass excavation is currently underway and nearly complete.
  • The west entrance to Spence Laboratories of Psychology will function as the main entrance until the new Psychological and Brain Sciences Building is complete.
  • Fire protection sprinkler system is currently being installed in Spence Laboratories of Psychology. This work is split into two phases between this summer and next winter break.


Upcoming Milestones: 

(updated June 2018)

  • Elevator pit to be excavated.
  • Deep foundation walls to be formed and placed.
  • Electrical vault to be formed and placed.
  • Underground utility installation will start up after the electrical vault walls have been placed. This work will extend underground utilities to Jefferson Avenue.
  • Steel erection will commence following completion of foundation walls.
General Contractor: 
Knuston Construction
BNIM Architects