A five-story, $162.8 million science facility is the newest addition to Towson University’s campus. Opened for the spring semester, the 320,000-square-foot Science Complex supports the rapidly growing Fisher College of Science & Mathematics.
The structure is now the largest academic building on Towson’s campus, featuring 50 teaching laboratories, 30 research laboratories, 50 classrooms, eight lecture halls and 10 collaborative student spaces.
While most spring classes are held virtually because of COVID-19 precautions, some students have been using the building to study since it opened. And more of the building’s classrooms will be used in the fall semester, when the university plans to return to in-person learning.
“The completion of the new science complex marks the result of years of planning and effort from our faculty, staff and partners,” President Kim Schatzel said in a news release.
She added that the Science Complex will boost the university’s STEM programming and will help to meet the state’s workforce demands.