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From the Spring 2020 Edition of Discovery

Coming to Life Redux

Biology-Natural Resources Building Renovation Nears Completion

northeast corner of the newly renovated Biology-Natural Resources Building

View of the northeast corner of the newly renovated Biology-Natural Resources Building.

Photo courtesy Nichole Bresee

What a difference! Renovation of the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Biology-Natural Resources Building, initially built in 1958, is nearing completion.

From the outside, the newly refurbished facility features gleaming new windows and facades. With social distancing measures, the building is not yet open to advance tours, but promises much needed updates.

West side of the BNR

Detail of the exterior of the newly expanded foyer on the west side of the Biology-Natural Resources Building.

Photo courtesy Nichole Bresee

Many alumni will remember biology classes and labs in the building, along with the building foyer’s “Untitled Mosaic, 1962” mural by Gaell Lindstrom and Everett C. Thorpe. That iconic art piece remains in place, as $23 million renovations refurbish outdated labs, classrooms and offices, and expand the building’s entry area, to more comfortably accommodate students.

The renovation project is expected to be completed by Fall 2020.

Learn more about the renovation and view photos at comingtolife.usu.edu

View of the northwest corner of the BNR Building

View of the northwest corner of the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Biology and Natural Resources Building, as renovation nears completion.

Photo courtesy Nichole Bresee


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