On Thursday, May 14, Boston University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE). Participants from all phases of the project were invited to celebrate the start of construction for the 167,660 SF building, which will house state-of-the-art facilities for human imaging, bioengineering and neuroscience. Gloria Waters, University Vice President and Associate Provost for Research, and Robert Brown, University President, were among the speakers to note the project’s transformational ability to expand the university’s research efforts. President Brown went on to state that the building is “… a wonderfully functional and elegant facility that will sit proudly on Commonwealth Avenue.” The audience also had the pleasure of a very special guest: Mayor Martin Walsh. Mayor Walsh expressed excitement for the opportunities that the building creates for the community, as well as the City of Boston.
The groundbreaking was featured in an article for The Daily Free Press, which emphasized the important role that this building will play in Boston University’s continued growth as a major private research university. Ryan Roth Gallo, chairman of the Board of Overseers and a member of the BU Board of Trustees, noted that the CILSE further cements the school’s position within the Boston science and innovation hub.
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