Science is changing. Discoveries aren't being made by researchers in white coats sitting alone in isolated labs. Modern science is interdisciplinary. It's collaborative. It's blurring boundaries between departments and pooling information to make exciting leaps forward in new fields. Modern laboratories act as the crossroads for a community of the world's brightest minds. This is what Indiana University envisioned with Simon Hall.
Conceived as a unifying hub, Simon Hall is strategically placed at the intersection of the chemistry, biology, and biochemistry departments. The six-story facility literally and philosophically acts as an extension of these departments' research interests, providing researchers with centralized, state-of-the-art resources. Laboratories and analytical instrument facilities support initiatives for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Aesthetically it complements the collegiate gothic and art moderne styles of surrounding historic buildings.