CSArch is partnering with Utica College on a renovation and addition project of the Gordon Science Center that will 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.
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.
Upon completion, the 25,000 square foot addition will include biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and health professions lab space to accommodate the growth in the college's science programs and better prepare students for a competitive environment of science and health professionals.
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.
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 is partnering 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.
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Research Laboratories, Science Classrooms, Classrooms, Faculty Space, Auditorium, Support Space