Opened in 2016, McCourtney Hall is a 220,000 square foot building dedicated to research in the molecular sciences and engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
Managed by Notre Dame Research, the state-of-the-art building has been designed with collaboration and interdisciplinarity in mind. Researchers from two Colleges – Engineering and Science – have joined forces in McCourtney Hall to tackle three key programmatic areas: analytical sciences and engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and drug discovery. From brain injuries to clean water, cancer treatment to sustainable energy and climate change, researchers within McCourtney Hall are working to discover new technologies in the face of the world’s grand challenges and to advance Notre Dame’s mission to be a powerful means for doing good in the world.
The building includes approximately 100,000 square feet of flexible, open laboratory and team space and nearly 40,000 square feet have been left unassigned to accommodate new hires. Standing at four stories (three plus basement), McCourtney Hall’s two wings also include faculty offices, conference rooms, and flex space. Core facilities associated with the programmatic research areas are co-located within the building. Just east of the Hesburgh Library, it is the first building to be constructed as part of the planned East Campus Research Complex.
Located on the first floor, McCourtney Café offers a wide variety of coffee, as well as sweet treats and on-the-go items. The café is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
McCourtney Hall was underwritten with a $35 million gift from alumnus Ted H. McCourtney and his wife Tracy. Thomas J. Crotty, Jr. and his wife, Shari, also provided a $10 million gift in support of the building.