The site for the building faces the historic campus quadrangle.
Midway College needed to create new science laboratories and classrooms and provide new expanded offerings to serve the growing student population. KNBA created a new facility that also responded to the historical context of the campus. The new building provides a closure to the quadrangle and the undulating of the facade breaks down the scale of the large building so that it fits in with the existing buildings. It is a 46,000-square foot building with laboratories for biology, anatomy, microbiology/immunology, botany, physics, chemistry and physical/environmental science. Faculty members and upper-level students have access to dedicated laboratory space to pursue more advanced research projects. Additionally, the building has a 450-seat auditorium, classrooms, and faculty offices.