Loyola University Maryland has received a $90,000 grant from the Middendorf Foundation in support of the University's planned 15,000-square-foot expansion of its Donnelly Science Center. The Middendorf Foundation funds will be used to acquire "clean air" ventilation units, which play an important role in separating student and faculty research space, supporting best practices in research, and encouraging positive student/faculty relations.
"The expansion and improvement of the Donnelly Science Center will play a vital part in Loyola's efforts to provide the most advanced learning environment possible for all of our students, particularly those who plan to pursue careers in medicine or the sciences," said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola. "I am very grateful to the Middendorf Foundation for its generous support of this project."
The expansion of the 31-year-old building, which sits at the corner of Charles Street and Cold Spring Lane on Loyola's Evergreen campus, has been designed by Ayers Saint Gross and will be constructed by the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. The added space will include teaching labs, faculty research labs, space for equipment, and faculty offices. Construction is expected to begin in May 2010 and conclude by August 2011.
The Baltimore-based Middendorf Foundation supports projects in higher education, community needs, and social services.
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