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New Science Center Marks Milestone


USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J, offers a blessing during the CSI topping-off ceremony on July 27.

The University of San Francisco recently surpassed the halfway point of construction on the John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation (CSI), celebrating the milestone with a topping-off ceremony.

The July 27 ceremony—which marked the completion of the highest point of the structure—took place in the shadow of the three-story building. Attendees included USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J., USF trustees, deans, donors, and, of course, the man for whom the science center is named—USF Chancellor John Lo Schiavo, S.J.

Fr. Privett offered a blessing.

“The next phase of work is the glass-curtain wall installation, framing the inside of the building, the continued installation of the mechanic-engineering-plumbing infrastructure, and the cut through to the existing Harney Science Center,” said Kristy Vivas, USF assistant director of Facilities Management.

Once completed, the 57,000-square-foot LEED Certified science center will boast state-of-the-art learning laboratories and classrooms, as well as indoor and outdoor gathering and group-study spaces. Construction is expected wrap up in summer 2013.

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