Worrilow Hall Renovation

Reopening in Fall 2020, Worrilow Hall will provide state-of-the-art, open-concept laboratories and core facilities using a synergistic design that transforms the learning and research experience.

Reopening in Fall 2020, Worrilow Hall will provide state-of-the-art, open-concept laboratories and core facilities using a synergistic design that transforms the learning and research experience.

40-year-old Worrilow Hall undergoes $38 million renovation

 

Worrilow Hall RenderingExperts agree that by the year 2050, the world’s population will grow by more than two billion people, confirming that there has never been a more pressing need for innovation and discovery in agriculture and natural resources. Students and faculty in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) challenge norms, push barriers and conduct research that has broad global impact, providing solutions to some of the most pervasive problems in plant, animal, soil and food sciences.  

Originally constructed in 1980 and containing both teaching and research labs, Worrilow Hall is the primary laboratory building for the 80 faculty and more than 1,000 students in agriculture and natural resources. From genetics to animal physiology, soil chemistry to wildlife conservation, food microbiology to poultry pathology, Worrilow’s physical space is where these critical disciplines intersect. Within these walls, faculty expertise meets undergraduate inquiry and graduate exploration.

As industry trends shift and interests evolve, the need for additional, flexible spaces, innovative teaching labs and new equipment grows. Open lab space will inspire collaboration and efficiencies amongst CANR research faculty. In addition, reconfigured learning rooms, updated sensory and testing labs, increased space for graduate students and expanded collaborative space for CANR students. This investment will ensure our faculty, and thereby our students, can create even more innovative solutions to global issues.   

Instructional lab spaces:

  • Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • Food Science Lab
  • Plant and Soil Science Lab

Labs for services:

  • Food Diagnostic Lab
  • Soil Testing Lab

Additional spaces include:

  • Lunch break room (one per floor)
  • Lounge
  • Conference room areas

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