Utica College


Utica College


With Page as a parter, CSArch recently completed a 25,000 square foot addition of the Gordon Science Center, designed to advance science education and research programs, ensuring that the college can continue to fill a critical need for a well-trained workforce of health and science professionals in the surrounding regions.

Specialized Laboratories

A collaborative programming process involving students and faculty ensured that the needs and goals of the program informed the design of each specialized lab space. 

Support Space

The completed addition houses lab and support space for biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and health professions programs to better prepare students for a professional environment.

Open Main Lobby

The main lobby is a double height space that brings the exterior in. At the lower level, the exterior planter extends into the space to form a rock garden under the stair. Behind the stairs, a wood tile accent wall warms the space and connects to the outside environment.

Building Façade 

Defining the science center's place on campus is a sloped curtain wall at the main lobby and entry. The façade blends modern design with concepts from the existing campus and mimics the surrounding buildings through its use of masonry and ACMU veneer.

Project Scope

Built in 1963 and essentially unchanged from that era, the Gordon Science Center has exceeded the limits of its ability to support the enormous growth in the College’s science programs and the rapid advances in research and technology that afect instruction in biology, chemistry and related programs. CSArch partnered with Page to program and design a new building addition to support research and teaching laboratories. The project includes full-scale redesign and renovation of science research laboratories; teaching laboratories; classrooms; support rooms; faculty office; and an auditorium and lecture hall. 

The modernized building will provide a world-class teaching and research environment for students and faculty, greatly improving educational and employment opportunities for the next generation of scientists and researchers.


Utica, NY


25,000 SF

Completion Date

September 2021


Research Laboratories, Science Classrooms, Classrooms, Faculty Space, Auditorium, Support Space

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