UWM’s First New Academic Building in 20 Years
The nearly completed, $80 million, five-floor interdisciplinary center should raise university's national research profile.
The five-story $80 million University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center, having been under construction since October 2012, is approaching 100 percent complete. The 150,000-square-foot building is the first new academic building built on campus in almost 20 years, and is a key part of the university’s attempt to raise its national research profile. Flad Architects designed the building, which is expected to be LEED Silver certified when finished.
Located at the northwest corner of N. Maryland Ave. and E. Kenwood Blvd. on UWM’s campus, the facility will become the new home for the UWM Department of Physics. The facility will house state-of-the-art research labs, including labs for the Zilber School of Public Health, collaboration space, and office space to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
The building is just the first phase of a interdisciplinary research complex. Two more buildings are planned for the site which will bring the total cost for the entire complex to $225 million.
Our photos show the facility nearing completion.