Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., has announced plans to construct an 81,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Research Building on campus. The new building will include laboratories, classrooms, “clean rooms,” offices, and support facilities. The bottom floor of building will have space for retail outlets. The building is expected to be completed by the fall of 2014.
Wayne A.I. Frederick, provost and chief academic officer at Howard University, stated, “Through the expansion of our interdisciplinary collaborations, we will maximize our strengths as a University. The University becomes much larger than the sum of its parts, and strategically positioned to serve the local, national and global community while fulfilling its mission as a research institution.”