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General Facts about McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Architects: Payette and Associates, Inc., Boston, MA

Engineers: R. G. Vanderweil, Boston, MA

Builder: Barr and Barr, Inc., Framingham, MA

Size: 116,000 net square feet of program space; 226,000 gross square feet

Millwork: 125,000 board feet of sustainably-harvested timber, 2/3 of which is from small Vermont family woodlots; primarily red oak, but also sugar- and red maple, beech, birch, ash, and cherry (each floor on each wing, and each lecture hall, has a single type of wood).

Time frame: building occupied in September, 1999; total time from initial planning stages to occupancy:
10 years; design phase: 1.5 years; construction phase: 26 months

Cost: $38.6 million building construction cost; $47.3 million total project cost

Occupants: over 90 faculty and staff from 7 academic departments (Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Physics, and Psychology); 3 programs (Environmental Studies, Neuroscience, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry); Sciences Technical Support Services staff; and the Armstrong Library.

Academic Program Spaces

5 seminar rooms: MBH 148, 331, 430, and 530 (18 seats each); and 631 (10 seats)

3 classrooms: MBH 338, 438, and 538 (35 seats each)

4 lecture rooms: MBH 104 (60 seats), 216 (150 seats), 219 (50 seats), 220 (100 seats)

3 open computer classrooms: MBH 116 and 117 (24 seats total); 161 (in library, 12 seats)

8 generic laboratories in west wing on levels 3, 4, and 5

22 specific-function teaching laboratories: 7 in Biology (MBH 235, 360, 365, 366, 370, 464, 467);
4 in Chemistry (MBH 459, 557, 560, 563); 2 in Computer Science (MBH 505 and 632); 2 in Geography (MBH 317, 319);
2 in Geology (MBH 417, 419); 4 in Physics (MBH 509, 511, 517, 520); and 1 in Psychology: MBH 236

48 Student/Faculty research spaces: 300-600 net square feet each

Numerous support and instrument labs

Major Building Facilities

Armstrong Library (levels 1W and 2W; entrance on 2)

Observatory dome  (24" telescope) and 5000 square foot roof deck (three 8" telescopes)

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) laboratory (level 3S)

Advanced optical microscopy laboratory (level 3N)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer (level 5N)

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Geology analytical instrument labs (level 1N)

Chemistry analytical instrument labs (levels 4N and 5N)

Animal facility (level 2N)

Instrument fabrication and repair, metalworking, welding, and woodworking shops (level 1N)