The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Science and Technology Innovation Center (SciTech) project has received a critical green light when the Wisconsin State Building Commission (SBC) voted to authorize construction.
The unanimous vote moves the $116.7 million project one step closer to reality.
The SciTech building will house departments including biology, chemistry, physics, and psychological sciences and their related academic programs, including pre-engineering, biotechnology and neuroscience.
The project will also create space to support meaningful collaborations with local and regional business partners in STEM fields and beyond.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023 and be completed by late 2025. Classes are slated to start in the new building beginning January 2026.