The owner required a design approach that would not only update teaching labs and support spaces, but would provide the facility platform for a more integrated and collaborative science program. The transformation of the 45-year-old undergraduate science facilities includes renewed public spaces for collaborative learning. The new academic space provides state-of-the-art science and computer labs that preserve flexibility and adaptability for change in the future. Christner's team developed a renovation and addition design that will increase building performance while adhering to a tight budget.
Size: 76,000 sf
Status: Occupancy 2014
We designed the exterior of the addition to harmonize with existing campus architecture. It utilizes the established University palette of brick and stone, and creates its own identity with glass and aluminum elements.
Our design team developed a new structural and bracing system to create a new “town center” in the midst of the complex. It provides a variety of student spaces with separate noisy and quiet areas.