DESIGN THAT IS BOTH CONTEMPORARY AND CONTEXTUAL
The design of the Bonney Science Center uses an expressive roof form to recall the traditional campus contextual elements such as gables and dormers in a contemporary way. The new building is both part of the campus fabric and a contemporary addition to the panoply of roof forms, with its own singular identity.
a hive of collaboration
Being the first academic building south of Campus Avenue, the Bonney Science Center employs large windows at key spaces to be visibly connected to the historic campus core. A two story study lounge and a variety of student collaboration spaces welcome the entire Bates community to the sciences. A simple, single corridor on each floor maintains a sense of intimacy and collegiality while the dramatic central stair creates a focal point for the entire building.