Thompson Biology Labs

59 Lab Campus Drive
26,558 Sq. Ft.

Thompson Biology Lab, 2012
Thompson Biology Lab, 2012

About Thompson Biology Labs

Designed by Francis R. Allen of Allen & Collens Architects, Thompson Bio was built in 1893. Over the years, the building met changing areas of study and interest with the additions of laboratories, a greenhouse, and an aquarium. In 2000, the opening of the Unified Sciences Center brought all of the sciences together in a reflection of the growing interdisciplinary nature of their study. Thompson Bio houses classrooms, labs, and faculty offices.

Major Construction History

Date Project Cost
1893 Built
Architect: Francis R. Allen (Allen & Collens)
1949-51 Biology Laboratory addition
Architect: Des Granges and Steffian
1977-78 1st floor labs $97,000
1978 Greenhouse $35,000
1979 Lab Renovation $160,000
1985 Aquarium $6,100
1987-92 Renovations $613,041
1999-00 Unified Science Center
Architect: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott
and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Co.
2006-08 Thompson Sciences masonry repair
Engineer: Ryan-Biggs