Browning Hall (Interdisciplinary Science Building)

[Browning Hall]

Address: 8274 Big Bend Blvd.
Architect: Cannon Design
Construction manager: Paric Corporation
Size: 87, 866 square feet
Cost: $44 million (including interior and new equipment)
Features: 27 laboratories (including a human anatomy lab, nurse anesthesia simulation lab, teaching kitchen, computational lab, and qualitative and quantitative lab), 71 offices, and a 129-seat auditorium.
Groundbreaking: September 9, 2015
Dedication: October 19, 2017
Facts about Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building

For the first 100 years of its history, science classes at Webster were held in Webster Hall, the university's administration building. That changed with the opening of Browning Hall in fall 2017.

[Laurance L. Browning, Jr.]

Browning Hall is named after Laurance L. Browning, Jr., a former chairman of the Board of Trustees, lifetime trustee of Webster University, and a generous donor to the university along with his wife, Virginia ("Jinny"). Browning was a former executive with Emerson Electric Co. in St. Louis. He passed away in 2012.


Barr, Diana. (2017, October 3). See inside Webster U's new science building. St. Louis Business Journal. (read the article)
Favignano, Megan. (2012, May 2). Interdisciplinary science building considered top priority. The Journal, vol. 65, no. 29, p. 3. (read the article)
Mansouri, Kavahn. (2016, March 31-April 14). ISB construction begins Thursday. The Journal, vol. 69, no. 13, pp. 1-2. (read the article)
Mansouri, Kavahn. (2015, September 17-October 1). Paving the road to a new science building. The Journal, vol. 69, no. 2, p. 3. (read the article)
Mansouri, Kavahn. (2015, September 17-October 1). University breaks ground on ISB; new science building set to bolster Webster STEAMM. The Journal, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 1-2. (read the article)
Mansouri, Kavahn. (2015, September 3-17). Webster works towards science building. The Journal, vol. 69, no. 1, p. 2.(read the article)
Walter, Haley. (2017, October 5-19). ISB adds new dean, majors, classroom space to home campus. The Journal, vol. 71, no. 3, p. 2.
Woods, Tiffany. (2010, November 18-December 1). Tight for space. The Journal, vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 1, 3.
WU one step closer to science building. (2015, April 8-22). The Journal, vol. 68, no. 13, p. 2.

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