James E. Bertelsmeyer New Biological & Chemical Engineering Building


This new, $22.3 M project was a 68,500-square-foot, three-story building which consolidated teaching and research activities for the chemical and biochemical engineering department. The lower level of the facility accommodated research laboratories and lecture halls; as well as space for mechanical and electrical equipment and a geothermal plant. The first floor housed research and teaching laboratories, lecture halls, offices and student gathering space. The second floor housed research laboratories and office space. A penthouse included a laboratory as well as space for a future lab and additional mechanical equipment.

The new building also benefited the chemistry and biological sciences departments at Missouri S&T. Those two departments shared space with the chemical and biochemical engineering department in Schrenk Hall. Construction of the new building freed up space for chemistry and biological sciences.