Wilson HGA Celebrates New Physical Sciences Building at University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Representatives from the State and University of Massachusetts system
in front of the West Experiment Station

The University of Massachusetts celebrated its newest campus addition, the Physical Sciences Building, with a highly-attended ribbon cutting ceremony on April 4th. The highly-sustainable facility houses specialized laboratories, conference space, and offices for the departments of Chemistry and Physics.

The project also included renovations to the West Experiment Station (WES), once an agricultural soils research laboratory dating back to the 1890s. The WES was dismantled, and its parts catalogued and reconstructed atop a fireproof skeleton in a new location, aligning it with neighboring science buildings on campus. The result is a near-exact replica of the original WES, centrally-located and back in full-time use.

The two facilities successfully address the University’s goals for growth, transparency, and academic presence of the Sciences on campus. The project advances the University’s mission of supporting STEM research and strengthens UMass Amherst’s position as a top-tier public institution.

The Physical Sciences Building Design Team in front of the West Experiment Station

Key invitees in attendance were Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, UMass President Marty Meehan, and University Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.

To read more about the new Physical Sciences Building, click here.

To read more about the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, click here.