Bucks Breaks Ground for New Science Building

Two-story, 34,700-square-foot facility adjacent to Founders Hall on the Newtown campus will be completed by 2016.

Officials from Bucks County Community College and the County of Bucks held a ground-breaking ceremony Thursday, June 12, for a new science building at the college’s Newtown campus. 

Handling the ceremonial shovels are (from left) Bucks County Commissioners Rob Loughery and Diane Ellis-Marseglia, College President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, College Board of Trustees Chair Blake Eisenhart, County Commissioner Charlie Martin, and Environmental Science major Molly Lichtner (’15). 

The future home of the Biology and Chemistry areas of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Dept. will be located adjacent to Founders Hall.

It will feature a curved two-story glass wall at the entrance, leading into a two-story student commons area with open lounge spaces and rooms for collaboration and study. The 34,700 square-foot, two-story project includes 11 science labs and a lecture room, and is expected to be completed by 2016. 

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations