Browning Hall - Interdisciplinary Science Building | Webster University

Interdisciplinary Science Building

The completed Browning Hall

The original concept for a new science building on Webster University’s home campus was raised nearly 50 years ago. The building was programmed and designed with significant input from senior administration, faculty, staff and students. A groundbreaking ceremony for Browning Hall was held in September 2015 and the schematic design of Browning hall was unveiled. The building was officially dedicated on Oct. 19, 2017. 


At the dedication of the building that bears her family’s name, Jinny Browning reflected: “I had seen the drawings ... but when I first walked in I was overwhelmed. It’s so beautiful, so perfect, it represents the culmination of a dream."


The building will house the academic departments of Anthropology and Sociology, Biological Sciences, International Language and Cultures, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, and English as a Second Language. Browning Hall features:

  • 27 laboratories, including a Human Anatomy Laboratory, Kitchen Laboratory, and computational laboratory that can also serve as a General Purpose Classroom, a Qualitative and Quantitative Lab to be used by Psychology and Anthropology & Sociology Departments
  • One General Purpose Classroom
  • 71 offices including faculty, staff, the Dean’s Suite, and adjunct faculty offices
  • a 129-seat auditorium
    o numerous commons areas throughout the building for students and faculty to collaborate
  • a sunken outdoor green area between Browning Hall and the EAB.

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Browning Hall - Interdisciplinary Science Building
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