Marian University Unveils Spacious Science Center Addition

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Eppstein Uhen Architects and contractor C.D. Smith have just completed a $12M addition to the Ridenour Science Center at Marian University.

The dedication of the Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center goes beyond brick and mortar and recognizes the lasting impact of Marian’s 11th President, Dr. Richard Ridenour, and his commitment to creating a space for the innovative education of Marian students.

Upgrading the existing science building provided 17,000 additional square feet and created the opportunity for students to be engaged within state-of-the-art laboratories, research spaces, classrooms and numerous study areas. Designed by Eppstein Uhen Architects, the Ridenour Science Center was supported by the Fond du Lac community, private and corporate donations, and Marian faculty, staff, students and alumni to strengthen higher education within the region.

“The Ridenour Science Center has been transformational to campus, the community, and students and faculty who have been in this new learning and teaching environment. Our continued success in growing, innovating and creating new opportunities for individuals to graduate with a Marian education is a testament to the community we call home,” said Dr. Andrew Manion, president of Marian University.

The Ridenour Science Center building features include: nine teaching labs; three research labs; three prep rooms; one computer lab; seven classrooms; 18 offices; and two student collaboration areas.

Eppstein Uhen Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is an architecture firm headquartered in Milwaukee, with offices in Madison, Wis., Des Moines, Iowa, and Denver.  C.D. Smith Construction has its corporate headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis., and an office in Milwaukee.