Lawrence, Kansas

The Bioscience & Technology Business Center is a partnership among the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Department of Commerce, University of Kansas, and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, to support the bioscience and technology industries in northeastern Kansas.  The BTBC main facility is located on the University of Kansas West Campus.  The incubator facility expansion resulted through a collaborative effort of the KU Endowment Association, KU Center for Research, City of Lawrence, and Douglas County.


The two-story expansion project adds 30,000 SF of space.  The building addition has a walkout basement on the large addition for future expansion. The site includes a well landscaped multi-level courtyard, and a living green roof. The façade is a combination of glass and metal wall panels. The new additions add both wet and dry labs, support rooms, collaboration rooms, business bar, kitchenettes and new restroom facilities.


Polished concrete floors, decorative glass handrails, wood wall panels and interior butt-glazed floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors accent the interiors of this contemporary style professional technology center.



“Mar Lan Construction has been a key member of the development team contributing to the project’s success. Throughout the construction period you demonstrated a commitment to quality and diligent management of all aspects of the project including calendar, budget, and interior and exterior finishing. We also appreciated your willingness and ability to adapt to unexpected events and circumstances which resulted in excellent solutions to difficult problems.”


-E. LaVerne Epp, Executive Chair, BTBC at the University of Kansas