The University has decided to do a comprehensive renovation, repurposing, and modernization of the the Natural History Building that will address deferred maintenance items as well as multi-story courtyard infill additions. The historic building houses the School of Earth, Society, and Environment (SESE) and the School of integrative Biology (SIB) both in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). When completed, the building will include a large lecture hall, classrooms, shared multi-functional spaces, common areas, instructional, and research laboratories, faculty offices and support spaces.