Meticulous craft, layered transparency and academic connectivity are the driving forces behind the New Science Center at Amherst College. Anchoring the eastern edge of the campus, the Science Center is a collection of five distinct building components, organized around a central daylit Commons and unified by a dramatic roof canopy. The Commons serves as the building’s social heart, welcoming the entire academic community through a campus scaled gesture — an ultra-transparent window into science.
The project was recently featured in Structure Magazine, detailing the specification for the architecturally exposed concrete, noting that the building was conceived as a cast-in place concrete structure. The team chose to use the concrete to maintain a level of aesthetic consistency that provides contrast against the other design elements, linking each together to create a cohesive design.
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