Tulane University Breaks Ground on New Science and Engineering Building

September 7, 2011

Kathryn Hobgood Ray
Phone: 504-865-5229

Tulane will have groundbreaking ceremony for Flower Hall, a new hub for science & engineering, uptown on Sept. 9


Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University; Nicholas Altiero, dean of the Tulane School of Science & Engineering; Pedro Garza, regional director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration; Donna Flower; and Paul Flower, president and CEO of Woodward Design+Build and an alumnus of Tulane University.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Donna and Paul Flower Hall for Research and Innovation, a $7.4 million facility that will be completed by fall 2012.

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:  On Tulane’s uptown campus, next to the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology. See campus map at

MORE: Constructed by Woodward Design+Build, Flower Hall will serve as a 24,000-square-foot science and engineering hub that will include labs with open spaces designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and boost collaboration among engineers and scientists from diverse fields and their colleagues and students. The building will also feature study rooms, offices and sunlit gathering areas on each floor. The major fields of inquiry will be in energy, health and the environment.

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