Gore-Tex inventor and University of Minnesota alum Robert Gore and his wife Jane donated $10 million to the University of Minnesota for a $27.6 million expansion of Amundson Hall, the Business Journal reports.
The building is the home of the College of Science and Engineering's Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
The Journal says the gift comes on top of $5 million from Dow Chemical Co., $5.6 million from the College of Science and Engineering and $7 million in University Higher Education Asset Preservation and Restoration funds from the state of Minnesota.
Finance & Commerce says the four-story addition will house labs, offices and work spaces to reorganize in response to logistical constraints imposed by the new Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line.
Construction is slated to begin in early 2013 and is expected to be completed in mid-2014.