Photo Gallery: KIRC Opening October 5, 2015 by Megan Waterworth Leave a Comment The Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex opened its doors to the public Friday, kicking off UWM’s 2015 Homecoming Celebration. Click here to read about the new building. Groundbreaking for the KIRC was on October 24, 2012. The building cost $80 million. A small musical performance welcomes the public to the KIRC open house on Friday, October 2. The open house immediately followed Chancellor Mone’s inauguration ceremony. Students and faculty get a clear view of the UWM Union from the east side windows. Meeting rooms, like this one located on the 5th floor, maximize student interaction and study space. A beautiful view of downtown Milwaukee from the 5th floor balcony. This is one of three laboratories located on the 5th floor. Environmental Health Sciences laboratory space is roped off for the event. The Shimadzu Laboratory, located behind these doors, has six mass spectrometers that measure mass of charged particles. An open floor plan allows views of the ground floor from above. Visitors gather on the ground floor of the KIRC. The basement is home to High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy. This electron microscope can view matter at the atomic level.