Simon Hall is a 4 story building located directly north of Myers Hall and south of the Department of Chemistry building on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. Originally called the Multidisciplinary Science Building Phase I (MSB I), the ground for Simon Hall was broken on June 3, 2004. It was designed by Flad & Associates, in Madison, Wisconsin and was constructed with Indiana limestone. Construction was completed in 2007 with the first tenants moving into the building in September 2007. The official dedication was held on October 16, 2007.
As the original name implies, Simon Hall houses scientists from a variety of fields including biologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, analytical chemists and biochemists, and biophysicists. It is hoped that this arrangement will help to foster new and important collaborations between these different disciplines.
Simon Hall is named in honor of the Simon family for their monetary gift in the amount of $9 million.
- Michael A. McRobbie - Indiana University President
- Mark Kruzan - Mayor of Bloomington
- Karen Hanson - IU Bloomington Provost
- Bennett Bertenthal - College of Arts and Sciences Dean
- J. Terry Clapacs - IU vice president and chief administrative officer
- David W. Black - Principal/Project Designer
- Stephen L. Ferguson - President IU Board of Trustees
- Carl Bauer - Clyde Culbertson Professor of Biology
- Michael W. Drazer - Senior Undergraduate Research Associate
- Sidney Taurel - Eli Lilly and Company Chairman and CEO
- The underground floors have a larger footprint than the above ground portion of the building.
- There are 2 underground tunnels that connect it to Jordan Hall, Myers Hall, and the Department of Chemistry building.
212 S Hawthorne Dr Bloomington, IN 47405
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