The Benson Building
The Ezra Taft Benson Science (BNSN) Building seeks to honor the legacy of its namesake, who served as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as well as the Secretary of Agriculture for the United States, while upholding an environment of dedicated learning.
Click here to read the dedicatory prayer.
The Benson Building houses the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Mathematics & Physical Sciences. The Nicholes Building (NICB) sits adjacent to the Benson Building and contains additional BYU Chemistry Department facilities and offices, although the Department's central office is located within the Benson.
Benson Building Specifications
Gross Space: 192,200sqft
Net (Usable) Space: 116,870sqft
Roofing Space: 59,368sqft
We dedicate the classrooms and the lecture halls that they may be places of enlightenment and learning, and that those who study therein may have their minds touched by Thy Holy Spirit to come to a knowledge of the great principles and processes of science which will be taught here.
— Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in reference to the Benson Building