MU’s New Science Facility Reaches 50% Completion
Macon, GA – Last Thursday marked the halfway construction completion point for Mercer University’s new Spearman C. Godsey Science Center. Designed by Savannah-based, Hussey Gay Bell and constructed by Macon-based Chris R. Sheridan Construction Company, the new, 142,000-square-foot facility will include 60 teaching and research labs, classrooms, lecture halls and offices for Mercer’s biology and chemistry departments. The building was designed to embrace and implement Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) concepts, which incorporate a wide range of sustainability and STEM-oriented learning environment principles. The design of the building features a fusion of the historic architecture, typical to the campus, and cutting-edge 21st century teaching and research science center. Mercer envisions this new building as the anchor for its STEM quad on campus. It is being constructed between the School of Medicine and Willet Science Center, and at $44 million will constitute the largest single construction project in the University’s history. It is projected to be completed by December 2017.