INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana University Board of Trustees have approved the design schematic of the 45,000-square-foot, $21.6 million expansion to the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
The contemporary building addition on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus will provide state-of-the-art clinics for the 136-year-old school, which has been operating in facilities constructed in the 1930s, 1960s, and 1970s.
“Contemporary clinics will strengthen our position to compete at the highest level as an academic dental institution,” said Dr. John N. Williams, dean of the IU School of Dentistry. “The highest quality facility allows us to recruit top-tier faculty and students.”
More than $4 million of the money needed to complete the project has been raised from alumni and school supporters. The rest of the $21.6 million construction project will be financed by dental school capital funds, auxiliary services revenue, indirect cost recovery funds, and gifts to the IU Foundation through its bicentennial campaign.
Projected groundbreaking for the new building is summer 2016, with completion expected in summer 2018.
Ratio Architects and SmithGroupJJR designed the dental school schematic. They've also designed the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, and the Campus Center on the IUPUI campus.