Architect: EYP Architecture & Engineering
Total Project Cost: $42 Million


The Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Science will be a facility like none other – designed and constructed from the ground up to support the close student-faculty collaboration and mentored research that are the heart and soul of a Wooster education.

Built to support a continually evolving, research-based curriculum and fully integrated with the adjacent Severance Chemistry building, the complex will be home to the college’s programs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, neuroscience, and environmental studies.

Williams Hall will have flexible, easily reconfigured teaching and research spaces, clustered to support collaboration and interdisciplinary work; dedicated labs where students and their faculty mentors will pursue their Independent Study research; and community spaces for the serendipitous, interdisciplinary conversations that are so important to scientific discovery. A two-story commons area and café will be a gathering spot for the whole campus community, not just science majors.