Gould Evans Associates of Lawrence designed this two-story, 20,000-square-foot building northwest of the School of Pharmacy on Becker Drive in west campus, and construction began in fall 2009. The $7.25-million building houses laboratories and office space for start-up companies, emerging technology businesses, and collaborations involving KU researchers and large technology firms.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Biosciences Authority owns the building, which was dedicated Oct. 8, 2010. It was funded by a partnership of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, the city of Lawrence, Douglas County, KU, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and KU Endowment. The Lawrence Regional Technology Center manages the facility.
The center reached capacity in 2012 with its ninth tenant company. Ground was broken in June 2013 for an expansion to the north that will add two stories and 30,000 square feet of office and lab space to accommodate 18 to 24 companies.