Williamstown, MA / United States
TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geosciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Psychology, Research Labs, Teaching Lab, Auditorium, Classrooms, Lecture Rooms, Computer Labs, Offices, Shops and Maker Space, Imaging Suite
Tracking LEED Gold
The Science Center Expansion adds two new buildings to the existing Science Center complex. This will replace outdated facilities and create 175,000 GSF of new state-of-the-art research and teaching space for the sciences at the college.
The southern building is composed of two wings: a high-energy interdisciplinary lab research wing and a low-energy faculty office/student collaboration wing. The glassy low-energy bar serves as the student-centered link between the new campus plaza and the building, as well as between the new interdisciplinary research lab wing and the existing teaching labs in the Morley Science Building.
The northern building both redefines the west end of the Science Quad on one side and creates a threshold into the campus from the neighborhood street on its other side. A multi-story entry space accessed from both the quad and street levels links the various departments on the upper floors, the classrooms and 200-person auditorium on the lower levels.