Biola’s Science Building Gets a Facelift

Bradley Annex remodel makes room for new labs, offices and classrooms

Feb. 18, 2013 By Cassandra Acosta

The remodeling of Biola’s science building, Bardwell Hall’s Bradley Annex, was celebrated Friday, Feb. 15 near Fluor Fountain. Members of the science department, as well as friends, students and faculty attended the event, which consisted of a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the renovated space.

“We are glad that we were able to move the old offices to Talbot East and give this space solely to the science department,” said director of facilities, Brian Phillips. ”We knew how much they needed it and it could not have come any sooner.”

Prior to the remodel, the annex served as office space for Biola faculty members from different disciplines. Now, after its facelift, it is home to five new offices for Bardwell faculty, a classroom and a lab for multi-purposes. The 2,050 square foot space now has new electrical wiring, new furniture and new audio visual systems that are readily available to students and professors. The remodeling of this building was a long awaited event — scheduling of labs was becoming nearly impossible due to the lack of space. With the new renovations, an old classroom was converted into a lab that can hold up to 24 students alleviating both professors and students in the science department.

There are future plans for a new science building, but for now Matt Cruzen, professor and chair of the biological sciences department, believes that this newly remodeled annex will provide the science department with a bit more consistency.

“The Bradley Annex is an important part of this campus,” said Biola President Barry H. Corey.  “The infrastructure, the utilities and the classroom space are all a job well done.”

The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences at Biola University is to provide an academically stimulating and challenging environment for intellectual and spiritual growth, preparing students to pursue careers as scientists, healthcare professionals, and teachers.
One of the distinctives of the Biological Sciences is a clear sense of camaraderie and community with students and faculty fostered in small laboratory sections. Biola graduates from the Biological Science major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools: UCLA, UC San Diego, University of Southern California, Michigan State University, Tulane University, University of Chicago, University of Washington, University of Arizona, Washington State University and University of Texas.

Written by Cassandra Acosta, Media Relations Intern. For more information, contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Specialist, at 562.777.4061 or jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu.

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