The Crocker Science Center is a renovation and expansion of one of the crown jewels on Presidents Circle. The project will convert the historic George Thomas Building, which has served as home to both the University Library and the Natural History Museum of Utah, into a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary teaching and research center. The original U shaped portion of the building will receive a seismic upgrade and reconfiguration of spaces with an eye to preservation of the exterior, key spaces, and components of the interior. The space at the south of the building that once served as the library stacks will be demolished and a 52,500-square-foot addition will be built in its place. This addition will hold the Cell and Genome Research Center labs. The lead donors to the project are Gary and Ann Crocker, for whom the center will be named. Most of the needed private funds have been raised during the campaign and with the addition of state funds, anticipated in the next legislative session, work on the project will commence.
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