Research II

The University of Notre Dame will expand its interdisciplinary science and engineering research complex on the east side of campus with the addition of a second building underwritten by a lead gift from alumnus and Emeritus Trustee Ted H. McCourtney and his wife, Tracy.

The second building in the East Campus Research Complex will connect to the original three-story McCourtney Hall and facilitate the growth of interdisciplinary research at the University, with a core focus of the future of health at the crossroads of science and engineering. The McCourtneys supported the first research building in the complex, the McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering, with a leadership gift in 2014.

“Thanks to Ted and Tracy's extraordinary generosity, Notre Dame is able to provide its researchers and scholars with world-class interdisciplinary research facilities - facilities that will make possible remarkable global advancements while also having great impact in this region we are proud to call home,” said University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. “Notre Dame is richly blessed by their vision and support, and on behalf of the entire University community, I offer my heartfelt gratitude for their cherished friendship and inspiring leadership. In their unwavering commitment to be a force for good, Ted and Tracy embody the very best of Notre Dame.”

The 200,000-square-foot building will include approximately 110,000 square feet of office and laboratory space while leaving roughly 30 percent of the building unassigned and available to attract future hires or expand shared research core facilities, allowing the University to quickly flex research space based on emerging opportunities. The design of the building will facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations, particularly between experimental, field and computational scientists, and maximize the use of shared resources.

The University will begin site preparation and construction of the new facility this summer. It is expected to open in the winter of 2025.

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Construction Start Date
Summer 2022
Occupancy Date
Winter 2025
Gross Square Footage
200,000

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