Plans are in the works for the construction of 23,000 square feet of new lab space on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado.
That space will be built beneath the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, which is a research department at the school with a faculty of more than one hundred scientists.
The overall program, in a series of large buildings, houses atmospheric science, space physics, and planetary science research.
The lab has been an active participant in the nation’s space program for more than seven decades and is primarily funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
What is ultimately expected to be a $100 million project, will also see the renovation of existing space in the A-wing of the compound, as well as upgrades to office space in the B and S wings.
The facility’s 56,000 square foot X wing was built just over seven years ago at a cost of $32 million.
School officials hope to issue a Request for Proposals for the big project sometime early next year.
By Garry Boulard
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