Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences

The Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences (CINS) is a multi-level building located between Dickinson Hall to the south and the Earth Sciences and the Science Laboratories buildings to the north. It is a five-story building that provides research facilities for scientists and students to explore the interface between nanomaterials, plant biology, and mammalian biology. The center’s 50,534 square feet houses laboratories and a greenhouse on the roof, along with office space for Dr. Alexandru S. Biris, his nine-member research team, and other staff.

Project Financing & Timeline

This $12 million building was funded by a portion of the $32 million bond issue, recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by UA Trustees in September 2009. The project began in August 2010, and it was completed in April 2012.

Project Team

Seventeen percent of the construction work was performed by minority business enterprises.

  • Building Contractor: East Harding Construction
  • Architectural Firm: Witsell Evans Rasco Architects/Planners
  • Engineering Firm: Bernhard TME

Project Updates

The CINS building received LEED® Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council.