Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) Building
The new 225,000 gross sq.ft. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) Building will be located in the Academic Core North at the current locations of Boyd, Haskett, Johnston, and Aviation, which will be demolished. This location is in the heart of science and engineering neighborhood and will create laboratory space with the proper floor-to-floor height, structural dimensions, and environmental stability to support intensive research. The total project budget is $126 million. The building also will adopt the sustainable design practices by Labs 21 in addition to a LEED Silver minimum.
To link the excellence of the past to our high aspirations for the future, we are planning to honor iconic faculty members and lecturers (see below) who have significantly impacted our understanding of Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as the future of their students.
In honor of Professor Leo Paquette, we are attempting to define the Paquette Center in the Building.
The designated chemistry and biochemistry area (highlighted in red) is the heart of CBEC and denotes the section of the building we plan to name the Paquette Center. The chemistry and biochemistry area of the building provides $8 million in naming opportunities.