Benton Hall was built in 1964 and was one of the initial buildings constructed for the University of Missouri – St. Louis and was its original science building. The existing conditions of Benton Hall do not meet current building codes, accessibility standards or modern teaching requirements. The building systems are old, inefficient and have surpassed their expected useful life. The building will be renovated to provide flexible state-of-the-art lecture halls and classrooms of various seating capacities, seminar rooms, study areas, collaborative venues, and other student spaces. The building core and shell will be renovated and all internal mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems will be replaced with new systems that advance life safety and building comfort. Roof replacement and other selective repairs will be made to the building envelope, and aged interior finishes will be replaced. Restrooms, entrances, and other building components will be replaced throughout as needed to meet current accessibility requirements.