The university wanted a science building for the 21st century. This meant a progressive design that incorporated the latest teaching technology. All classrooms and offices are wired for technology. Each lab has four flat-screen monitors for demonstrations and distance learning.
The building itself also needed to be ultramodern while blending with the existing COST PER SQ FT$150.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized of red brick, low-rise buildings. As one of only two buildings rising above the campus treeline, the science building is a landmark for the university.
The four-story building houses 17 biology labs, 15 chemistry labs, nine physics labs, a 250-seat auditorium, seven lecture halls, various support functions and a greenhouse. The building design carefully avoids the boxy characteristic of most science buildings. The design elements reflect the progressive attitude of the science department and the university.