On June 8, 2011, the University of Massachusetts Boston broke ground on the first new academic building since the campus was completed in 1974. The building, a $155 million, 220,000-square-foot Integrated Sciences Complex, is being built at the entrance of the Columbia Point campus and will house state-of-the-art research, teaching, and training laboratories. It is expected to open for classes in fall 2014.
“The Integrated Sciences Complex represents a significant step forward in our continued commitment to provide access to high-quality education for our students,” said Chancellor J. Keith Motley. “This is the start of a planned renewal of our campus that will open the doors to opportunity even wider at UMass Boston.”