Somerville Architects & Engineers Awarded Brown County STEM Innovation Center
Green Bay – The proposed Brown County STEM Innovation Center took another step forward in recent weeks, moving their mission to elevate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) awareness in our community closer toward reality.
Somerville Architects & Engineers will be the firm designing the new STEM Innovation Center. Somerville’s Education Studio Leader, Melanie Parma said, “We, at Somerville, have been anxiously watching the news as this project has been unfolding. As architecture and engineering professionals in Northeast Wisconsin, we appreciate and understand the need to provide STEM resources and opportunities here in our community.”
The Innovation Center will be owned by Brown County and will be home to the UW-Extension, UWGB Engineering, Brown County Land & Water Conservation and The Einstein Project. The 55,000 square-foot facility will have education/academic space, offices, a 3Gi bookless library, as well as a greenhouse and warehouse. One of the goals of the facility will be to collaborate with wider community partners such as NWTC, SCORE, Jr. Achievement, 3Gi bookless library and regional k-12 school districts.
The STEM Innovation Center will be the catalyst for a larger research and innovation park, attracting new STEM talent and keeping existing STEM talent here in Brown County. The project kickoff will take place later this month and construction will tentatively be complete by the end of August 2019.