New Field Station Photo Blog

New Field Station Photo Blog

This photo blog will track the progress of the construction of the
Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute Field Station.
Check back often for updates - this project is moving fast!

For more information about the building
and giving opportunities, please visit the campaign website:

April 2, 2013
Although the outside of the building hasn't changed much recently, the inside is really starting to take shape.

This is the mesocosm facility, located on the first floor.

Wall shelving is already up in this research office.

This is the work/break room, located on the second floor.

This open area will have desks for graduate student offices.

January 9, 2013
A lot has happened in the last month! The south wall is now up and the building is entirely enclosed. Most of the windows are in, the concrete floors have been poured, and wall studs are being put in place. Here's a peek at how things are looking.

This is the current view of the south wall of the building.

This is part of the first floor, before the floor was poured and the windows were put in.

The first floor, with concrete floor and windows.

Another view of the first floor.

The second floor.

December 5, 2012
Progress continues on the new field station building. Here's what is going on today.

This is our view of the building from the Lake Michigan Center. Looking good!

The south wall of the building is left open for now to allow access for the crane.

November 20, 2012
Walls started going up for the new field station today! It is exciting to watch how quickly things are changing in front of the Lake Michigan Center.

November 5, 2012
Foundation pouring began today!

September 17, 2012
The steel frame of the old field station building is now down!




September 11, 2012
It has been an exciting few weeks as we watched the old field station come down. Demolition is nearly complete, with only the steel frame remaining. Check out this video to see the action.

September 10, 2012
The campaign for AWRI's new Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute Field Station was officially kicked-off with an event held at the Lake Michigan Center on September 6. Community members, alumni, and elected officials were among those that gathered to preview the new building. Below, GVSU President Thomas J. Haas (left) and AWRI Director Alan Steinman (right) address the crowd.

September 6, 2012
Learn more about AWRI and our campaign for a new field station in this video.