Integrated Sciences Complex
UMass Boston has entered the construction phase of the Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC), the first new academic building on campus in nearly 40 years. The new building will advance student and faculty access, engagement, and success with state-of-the art research, teaching, and training laboratories. It will promote collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and visitors while opening doors to strategic and community partnerships and funding opportunities.
Adjacent to the Quinn Administration Building and the Healey Library, the ISC will make an immediate welcoming impact upon those entering the campus from Morrissey Boulevard and to pedestrians approaching the building. The building is designed by Boston-based architectural firm, Goody Clancy and is being built by Walsh Brothers. The project is managed by the State's Division of Capital Asset Management.
The new building will provide 220,000 gross square feet of space featuring:
- Research lab and support space (for biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, and psychology)
- Undergraduate introductory biology teaching laboratories
- Interdisciplinary undergraduate sandbox teaching lab
- Infant cognition lab
- Two new research centers—the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy and the Developmental Sciences Research Center
The $185 million dollar project is funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the UMass Building Authority, and Mass Development.
It is anticipated that the ISC will open in fall 2014.