One of the two buildings, totaling approximately 200,000 sf,will house the university's Department of Psychology, which willmove over from its current location at Green Hall. The secondbuilding will house the neuroscience institute, a new departmentwhose creation was announced in late 2005. Both will include acombination of classrooms, labs, offices and specialty spaces.

University officials have also announced that Jose Rafael MoneoArquitecto, a Madrid-based firm, has been hired to design themulti-story buildings. The firm will collaborate with the NewYork-based Davis Brody Bond, a firm with extensive scienceexperience.

"One of the challenges will be to design buildings for twoacademic units that want to maintain separate identities, yetfoster cross-disciplinary work," says Mark Burstein, theuniversity's EVP. "The two structures will be built on a site thatborders a natural area. A sustainable design strategy will bekey."

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