The Lake State campus consists of older and dignified historic structures. This addition takes cues from the old Fort Brady
campus buildings: it creates a contemporary look while still being steeped with historic reference. The project includes biology, forestry, fire science, zoology, chemistry, geology, computer labs, geological museum, planetarium, plus a substantial nursing component. To best utilize space, the new addition was designed to accommodate the most heavily serviced laboratories, while the renovated areas generally include simpler classroom and lecture type uses.