Mayor Marty Walsh joined Northeastern University President Dr. Joseph Aoun, faculty, students and fellow elected officials at a groundbreaking celebration last Friday, February 21, for the university’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.

Northeastern’s new $225 million ISEC facility, located at 795 Columbus Avenue, thanks to “state-of-the-art infrastructure,” could ultimately bolster NU’s ability to attract and hire “top faculty and academic leaders,” according to a Boston Redevelopment Authority release.

The ISEC will be roughly 220,000 square feet, with six stories and additional basement space expected to include wet, dry and computational research facilities, as well as interactive teaching and learning spaces.