Butler University

Science Building Addition and Renovation

Project Overview

Heapy is designing the MEP systems for the addition and renovation to the science facilities at Butler University. The goal of the project is to create a combined facility that can support state-of-the-art teaching/research and enhance synergies within the sciences.

The project will consist of a new 40,000 GSF addition, approximately 120,000 GSF of renovations for Gallahue Hall, and approximately 60,000 GSF of renovations for the Holcomb building. Each building will receive all new MEP infrastructure and also a new fire protection system that meets current codes and standards.

A new atrium space will be created to serve as the central “hub” for the sciences and is envisioned to be a destination place for the new science center. The atrium will provide soft seating areas for informal and formal gatherings and will also incorporate multi-media technology areas for presentations or for displaying department classroom content. Visitors entering into the space will feel welcomed while gaining a sense of the value of the sciences at Butler.

The project will be phased over four years to allow for the facility to remain in operation during the transition from the existing facility to the new and renovated science center.



$40,500,000 New Addition
$29,900,000 Gallahue Hall Renovation
$12,500,000 Holcomb Hall Renovation
$82,900,000 Total
40,000 SF New Addition
120,000 SF Gallahue Hall Renovation
60,000 SF Holcomb Hall Renovation


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