Pomona College, The Andrew Science Building for Mathematics Physics and Computer Science

Claremont, California

  • FIRM

    SmithGroup

  • CLIENT

    Pomona College

  • AREA

    16,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $4,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    11/1999

The $4 million Andrew Science Building for Mathematics Physics and Computer Science is the first to evolve from a five-phase master plan that the architect completed for Pomona College in 1997.

The 16,000-square-foot laboratory/classroom building contains physics, math and computer-science labs, as well as faculty offices and smart classrooms with videoconferencing ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$260.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio distance learning. The project was designed with the future in mind—every space is wired for new technology, and the classrooms and labs have flexible, movable furniture that can be reconfigured for different teaching and learning styles.

Adjacent and connected to the existing Millikan Physics Laboratory, the building helps define a new science courtyard and a new front-door image for the Pomona College sciences programs. The arcaded ground-floor walkway and entry garden help to connect Andrew into the historical campus fabric of courtyards and arcaded walkways.

Photographer: ©John Linden