New Science Complex

If Lenoir-Rhyne University is to rise up in science and technology, it must first have a science complex that will:

  • provide the latest and highest quality educational experience to Lenoir-Rhyne students
  • allow the development of additional programs and foster increased enrollment growth
  • promote economic development in Hickory, Catawba County, and Western North Carolina



Minges Science Building in the 1960s

The Minges Science building was built 50 years ago...

...before Neil Armstong walked on the moon, before color televisions, organ transplants, cell phones, PCs or the Internet.

The world has changed dramatically. So must Lenoir-Rhyne's science facilities.

New Science Complex

Raising the bar.

The new design calls for a 35,000 square foot addition housing state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms for biology, chemistry, zoology, anatomy and physiology, botany, ecology and conservation, physics, and genetics.

New Science Complex - Aerial View

Rising up to advance science.

The New Science Complex will be a facility that

  • Inspires the pursuit of knowledge in science and technology
  • Will improve the lives of citizens of North Carolina and beyond.
Students in lab

Rising up to transform the student experience.

  • Designed to promote increased student/faculty collaboration and team learning
  • A full renovation to the existing 35,000 square foot Minges Science Building


Architectural Renderings of the Science Complex »

How to make a gift toward the Science Complex »




University Rising


Now is the time for our alumni and friends to rise up and support this campaign and the future of Lenoir-Rhyne.