School of Agriculture Greenhouse
WIU Project Manager Chris Martin
Project Scope The new facility will consist of two 16’ by 48’ connected greenhouses with a connecting hallway.
External Vendors Leander Construction
Total Project Cost Approximately $470,000
Completion Date November 1, 2014
This facility was designed in-house by Chris Martin. The greenhouses will be fully automated for year-round operation and will be capable of remote monitoring and control. One greenhouse will be utilized for teaching while the other will be utilized for research purposes only. There are plans to expand the facility with additional greenhouses and supporting facilities in the future.
The project is roughly 20% complete. Most of the utilities have been installed and the foundation of the building is complete.