The new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is one of a number of recent additions and changes that are transforming Michigan State University’s campus landscape. New buildings, updated teaching and research facilities, and energy-efficient scoreboards atop Spartan Stadium enhance the experience of students, faculty, employees, and visitors.
Broad Art Museum
The new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum, was dedicated November 10 during a public outdoor ceremony, is committed to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art. A public open house on November 11 provided visitors with opportunities to tour the museum, which will serve as both a teaching institution and cultural hub. The 46,000-square-foot museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s commitment to innovation. Learn more about the museum.
Wells Hall Addition
A three-story addition to Wells Hall now serves as the university’s language hub as well as the home of the Department of Religious Studies and the African American and African Studies Program. Bringing these units into one facility also places them within proximity to colleagues in the College of Education and International Studies and Programs.
Molecular Plant Sciences Building
The new four-story, 90,000-square-foot Molecular Plant Sciences Building on the south side of campus joins MSU’s two plant-research buildings and brings together world-class plant researchers from a variety of disciplines.
Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research
The College of Nursing’s Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research expands MSU’s campus medical facilities. The three-story, 50,000-square-foot building houses classrooms, a teaching lab, common areas for students to gather and study, and space for nursing faculty researchers and doctoral students working in the areas of chronic illness and healthy lifestyles.
Spartan Stadium scoreboards
MSU’s 2012 football season was kicked off at Spartan Stadium with the debut of energy-efficient, high-definition video screens and scoreboards, as well as a new sound system. The new video scoreboard on the stadium’s south end is 5,300 square feet, replacing a 567-square-foot scoreboard. Two smaller video scoreboards on the north end are accompanied by a 450-foot LED ribbon board.