North Park University broke ground this week on a $42 million, 101,000 square foot science center.
The Johnson Center will house departments for biology, chemistry, physics, psychology and mathematics, the university said in a release. In addition some student services, a cafe, study lounge, prayer room and other services will be housed in the new building.
“This building will creat a central campus core,” North Park University President Dr. David L Parkyn said.
The center is named for long-time ABC News Medical Editor Dr. Tim Johnson and his spouse Nancy. Tim earned degrees from North Park College and North Park Theological Seminary. Nancy was trained as a nurse at Swedish Covenant Hospital School of Nursing.
Completion of the building is expected for the 2014 academic year.