Boebel Hall renovations set to begin

Boebel Hall renovations
Boebel Hall renovation renderings

Renovations to Boebel Hall are set to begin in the upcoming weeks on the UW-Platteville campus. The $23.7 million project will renovate existing laboratory and classroom space to become instructional laboratories, preparation and support space, research and undergraduate research space and one general assignment classroom. The state-of-the-art science laboratories will serve majors from a wide range of disciplines including biology, chemistry and the newly approved environmental science and conservation bachelor of science degree program.

The State of Wisconsin designated capital building project money (not tuition dollars) for this important project, which completes first-floor renovations done in 2010.

The doors under the linking bridge to Gardner Hall will be the entrance for first-floor classes at the start of the semester. Other entrances will not be available once the construction fencing is installed. 

The renovations will house student collaborative space in a two-story atrium facing the Markee Pioneer Student Center and will feature an interior design that connects with the identity of the Driftless Area. The project is scheduled for completion and re-occupancy for the fall 2021 semester.

A public ground-breaking ceremony will be held Monday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of these renovations. (UPDATE 2/14/2020: Groundbreaking ceremony postponed to a date to be announced)