The Albion College Science Complex is the first project on the Albion campus designed using green building practices. It has achieved LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Serving as an example of energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and aesthetic design, the $27 million makeover consisted of overhauling three COST PER SQ FT$184.00FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio classroom/laboratory buildings, as well as constructing an additional wing and greenhouse. There is about 85,000 square feet of renovation and 62,000 square feet of new construction. The three-building complex unites through a large glass atrium that provides a sizable indoor space with an abundance of natural light.
Designed to meet the goals of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), improvements to the Science Complex have brought the departments of physics, mathematics and computer science, geology, chemistry and biology to a single location facilitating interdisciplinary research and collaboration.
Tours of the Science Complex highlight its features and methods of sustainable design, thereby promoting environmental stewardship and the ever-growing commitment to sustainable design to campus visitors.