Build-out of Global Water Center space will begin this summer; President Lovell to host open house tonight

MU-GWC-Plans2 Marquette will commence construction on the build-out of its sixth-floor space in the Global Water Center this summer, with an anticipated completion of late 2015. The university will occupy the final remaining space in the 100,000-square-foot, seven-story building, which houses water-related research facilities for universities, existing water-related companies and accelerator space for emerging companies.

According to Lora Strigens, associate vice president for finance and university architect, Marquette has approximately 8,000 assignable square feet of space on the sixth floor, plus access to common space on that floor and within the building. The program for the space will include flexible lab areas, core facilities to support research, offices and open work stations, and collaboration and conferencing space, Strigens adds, emphasizing that space assignments at the GWC will be project based.

President Michael R. Lovell at an open house for 500 alumni and friends of the university tonight will unveil early design concepts of the Marquette space. Part of a series of regional introductions of President Lovell in Milwaukee, the event will give attendees the opportunity to preview Marquette’s future home in this collaborative water-industry consortium.

Note: Images have been provided by Kahler Slater, the architectural firm working with Marquette on the project.

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