The McCallie School, New Science Building

Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • FIRM

    HMFH Architects


    The McCallie School

  • AREA

    55,568 sq.ft.





A new science building is the next step in The McCallie School’s initiative to expand and redefine its campus to better serve academic and student-life programs. Situated at a critical intersection on the steep campus, this three-story facility will strengthen connections between the upper and lower campus, and link the academic and residential-life areas. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY328COST PER SQ FT$282.00FEATURED IN2007 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress addition, the new building is designed to reinforce the emerging academic quadrangle, where it will help define the architectural vocabulary on the campus as McCallie enters its second century.

Flexible instruction modules will combine lecture/lab facilities with pairs of faculty offices and study labs to facilitate small-group, project-based learning. An interdisciplinary lecture hall for 160, featuring tiered seating and presentation technology, will anchor the building along the main campus walkway.

The lecture hall exterior blends into the landscape through the use of a green roof that will help cool the building, maintain the vegetative character of the campus, provide experimental planting areas for the science curriculum, and serve as a pedestrian link between the upper and lower campuses.