This building is the first new academic facility at Gould Academy in about 70 years.
It incorporates the latest thinking in science and technology instruction with combination teaching/hands-on laboratories, independent study/preparatory laboratories, seminar rooms, a science library and a 54-seat auditorium for group instruction and independent COST PER SQ FT$145.56FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio presentations. Upon entering the lobby, visitors are greeted by the focal armillary sphere, the prominent campus computer and communications hub, and a refurbished clock tower.
The facility takes advantage of the many views of the Gould campus and the mountain landscape beyond, while offering a variety of quiet, small-scale gathering spaces that encourage faculty-student interaction and reflection. Exterior building materials and details reflect the tradition of Gould Academy buildings. The skewed plan allows the building to be square to existing buildings, creating a new academic quadrangle on campus while respecting the angle of the town street behind. This approach allowed a strong departure from the traditional double-loaded classroom building.