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HOK Science + Technology

STEM Education Facility Experience


This building is very important to our University. Our new facility will enable recruitment and retention of world-class faculty who will provide the best education for undergraduate and graduate students, and will significantly enable access to increased research funding.� Ann Browne

Associate Vice President (Facilities), Memorial University of Newfoundland


a sample of our projects currently in design or recently completed


HOK

HOK is a global provider of planning, design and delivery solutions for the built environment. Since the firm’s founding in 1955, HOK has developed into one of the world’s largest, most diverse and respected design practices. The firm employs more than 1,800 professionals linked across a global network of 23 offices on three continents.


H O K S C I EN C E + T EC H N O L O GY

In response to the growing need to fully service the unique organizational and scientific challenges facing our clients in science and technology organizations, the HOK Science + Technology group was born. This group of expert professionals brings innovative facility design to our most complex projects around the world.


University of Florida Research + Academic Center LEED Platinum


S U S TA I N A B L E D E S I G N

HOK has become one of the world’s preeminent sustainable design experts and many of our projects have received LEED Certification. We have made the commitment to design facilities from the whole building perspective.


S C I EN C E ED U C AT I O N FAC I L I T I E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E :

how do we capture the hearts and minds of undergraduate students studying science? Can buildings accommodate constant changes in how we teach, learn, and do research? How can we groom the scientists of tomorrow? These are just a few of the challenges we address when designing new and renovated academic science buildings.


Well-designed science education buildings support modern methods of teaching as outlined by the National Science Foundation, the Learning Spaces Collaboratory and other groups working to transform the undergraduate science experience.


S C I EN C E ED U C AT I O N FAC I L I T I E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E

designing facilities for new technologies + changing pedagogies As undergraduate science educators adjust to changing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum, academic institutions must create new types of learning environments. New technology and changing pedagogies are influencing how to best teach a generation of learners who have never known a world without smartphones or tablets. Architects and designers must become partners in creating the dynamic science teaching facilities required for undergraduate STEM education. By understanding today’s students and envisioning how learning will continue to evolve, we can shape the structures and spaces that support new teaching methods and evolving educational missions.

HOK has programmed or designed over 6 milion sq. ft. of science education facilities.

6 million sq. ft.


S C I EN C E ED U C AT I O N FAC I L I T I E S : T H E C H A L L EN G E

trends Several significant trends are impacting the design and function of today’s science classrooms: A generation of students who learn and communicate differently from previous generations Integrated technology in classrooms, teaching labs and other student spaces Redesigned course delivery that includes a blend of in-person and online experiences A recognition of the value of small group work where students learn from and support each another Intentional learning, in which students become advocates of their own education A goal to increase retention of students completing their degree in a STEM field The need to equip students to enter a competitive workforce with critical thinking skills

flipping the classroom

Technology has empowered students to complete much of their learning – whether it’s watching a video lecture, researching information online or completing reading assignments – before entering the classroom. Commonly known as “flipping the classroom,” this approach allows class time to be spent working on problems in small groups where students can learn from their peers and receive guidance from the instructor. Variations of this pedagogy include problem-based learning (PBL), teambased learning (TBL) and SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies), all of which emphasize the importance of spending class time – when the greatest amount of help is available – solving difficult problems and concepts.


475,000 sq. ft.


N E W C O R E S C I EN C E S FAC I L I T Y

memorial university St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada HOK designed this interdisciplinary learning and research building to help Memorial University meet their goal of significant new faculty and student growth. Positioned on a signature site, the building is a new gateway into the campus. Science and Engineering are put on display inside and outside of the building, which takes design cues from natural elements and local building traditions.


238,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC SILVER


I N T ER D IS C I P L I N A RY S C I EN C E S B U I L D I N G

university of south florida Tampa, Florida This project was designed to meet the University’s needs for large multi-user shared core facilities. It integrates modern teaching labs, accommodates new faculty in the basic sciences, and enhances USF’s ability to recruit and retain faculty and researchers befitting a Research University status.


270,000 sq. ft.

2007 Design Awards Program of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command “Merit Award for Interior Design�


M I C H EL S O N - C H AU V EN E T H A L L S R EN OVAT I O N

us naval academy Annapolis, Maryland HOK’s highly interactive programming and design process produced 21st century, flexible, multidisciplinary labs and support areas; as well as all new energy-efficient building systems and equipment for the US Naval Academy.


90,000 sq. ft.


B I O M ED I C A L EN G I N EER I N G B U I L D I N G

georgia institute of technology Atlanta, Georgia The Biomedical Engineering Building provides essential research and instructional facilities for the advancement of biomedical engineering and includes research space for Biomaterials, Biomolecular Engineering, Electrophysiology and Biomechanics. The building includes flexible research laboratories with movable bench workstations and overhead service carriers in the center of the labs.


68,000 sq. ft.


EN G I N EER I N G A N D C O M P U T ER S C I EN C E B U I L D I N G + J O H N M C C O N N EL L K- 12 M AT H & S C I EN C E C T R .

colorado mesa university Grand Junction, Colorado In an effort to consolidate all engineering programs onto CMU’s main campus and meet expanding program growth needs, the university is seeking to build a new Engineering and Computer Science building. Currently, the Mechanical Engineering program is housed in a facility three miles from the main campus. The new facility will bring those engineering students back to the main campus and create a new gateway from the western edge of the campus. The facility will house CMU’s Mechanical Engineering and new Civil Engineering programs, both of which operate under a progressive model for higher education in partnership with the University of Colorado.


170,000 sq. ft.


B I O L O GY A N D C H EM IS T RY AC A D EM I C B U I L D I N G

university of wisconsinstevens point Stevens Point, Wisconsin This new building will provide space for Chemistry and four learning clusters from the Biology Department to be relocated from their existing Buildings. UWSP’s value on science education and research is evident in their establishment of the building as a ceremonial campus arrival point. A Tropical Conservatory puts science on display in a striking architectural focal point.


105,000 sq. ft.


D E VO N EN ER GY H A L L , C O L L EG E O F EN G I N EER I N G

university of oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma In an effort to both expand and unify the College of Engineering, HOK masterplanned three new buildings: Devon Energy Hall, a teaching lab and research facility for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering programs; an attached interdisciplinary ‘practice facility’ workshop that supports team projects, such as solar cars; and a new teaching lab and research facility for the Bioengineering program.


350,000 sq. ft.


S H EL BY C EN T ER FO R EN G I N EER I N G T EC H N O L O GY - P H A S E I & II

auburn university Auburn, Alabama HOK has been working to advance Auburn’s vision of furthering their position as one of the nation’s top engineering programs. HOK and Auburn developed a facility to support Auburn’s efforts to recruit seasoned faculty members, to draw high-achieving new students and further research efforts in the areas of Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Computer Science and Industrial Systems Engineering.


50,000 sq. ft.


C O R C O R A N H A L L R EN OVAT I O N

george washington university Washington, DC HOK designed this renovation of a 50,000 sq. ft. existing historic building for George Washington University. The design will focus on accommodating program space for the Department of Physics and general use classrooms. The goal of the project is to create spaces that are conducive to a collaborative and intellectual environment, while meeting the user’s needs and providing flexibility for growth.


330,000 sq. ft.


S C I EN C E , T EC H N O L O GY, EN G I N EER I N G A N D M AT H C O M P L E X

santa clara university Santa Clara, California SCU is pioneering a uniquely integrated STEM initiative to foster convergence and stimulate greater collaboration within the sciences and engineering to help distinguish the University as a national leader in STEM education. An integrated STEM Complex will blend classrooms, laboratories, makerspaces, and informal gathering spaces to create a highly flexible learning and research environment.


18,000 sq. ft.

2009 R&D Magazine “Lab of the Year” Special Mention


S T E AC I E B U I L D I N G S U P ER L A B

carleton university Ottawa, Ontario

HOK’s challenge inherent in this project for one of Canada’s finest academic institutions was not only to find a way to adapt and reuse an existing facility that had not been significantly updated since its original construction in 1964, but also to provide this new facility in time for the following academic year.


116,540 sq. ft.


B U S I N E S S A N D EN G I N EER I N G C EN T ER

university of southern indiana Evansville, Indiana This new facility serves expanded enrollments in the School of Business and Department of Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate level and provides needed general classroom and specialized laboratory and instructional space, faculty and administrative offices, student study areas, computer laboratories, and group meeting facilities.


125,000 sq. ft.


B EH AV I O R A L A N D S O C I A L S C I EN C E S C EN T ER

morgan state university Baltimore, Maryland HOK, in a joint teaming effort with Cho Benn Holback & Assoc., designed this new facility to house the faculty, staff, students, and functions of Behavioral and Social Sciences departments. The design seeks to successfully accommodate five academic departments, shared classrooms, lecture halls, computer laboratories, research and animal laboratory facilities, a campus resource center)lounges and study areas.


188,000 sq. ft.


C H EM I C A L EN G I N EER I N G | B I O M ED I C A L EN G I N EER I N G B U I L D I N G

the pennsylvania state university University Park, Pennsylvania To support growth in Biomedical Engineering program, as well as new leadership of the Chemical Engineering group, Penn State proposed a new shared facility for both programs. The new classroom and lab facility takes full advantage of the site to support the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering, and connect both groups to other life science and related engineering disciplines in the heart of campus.


125,000 sq. ft.


S T EM E X PA N S I O N P R O J EC T

soka university of america (sua) Aliso Viejo, California SUA is seeking to expand its scientific curriculum to create a Life Sciences concentration area which will strengthen SUA’s position as a Tier 1 institution and provide sustainable growth. This new academic and research science facility will support faculty and curriculum expansion in keeping with SUA’s mission to educate and develop the whole individual and foster interaction at all levels.


147,000 sq. ft.


M AG R U D ER H A L L A D D I T I O N A N D R EN OVAT I O N

truman state university Kirksville, Missouri HOK utilized a highly interactive process involving administration, faculty, staff and students to program and design an addition and complete renovation for Magruder Hall, the existing Science Building at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. The Science Department offers under­graduate study in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


renovation:

60,000 sq. ft.

new construction:

65,000 sq. ft.


AG EN S T EI N H A L L A N D R EM I N G TO N H A L L S C I EN C E A N D M AT H EM AT I C S B U I L D I N G

missouri western state university St. Joseph, Missouri In an effort to create a “Science Gateway� for the University, Missouri Western State University updated their existing Science and Math Complex. Renovations and additions to the 40-year-old complex have allowed for the provision of 21st-century teaching labs and classrooms.


288,500 sq. ft.


AVA N T É C EN T ER FO R S C I EN C E , H E A LT H C A R EERS & EM ER G I N G T EC H

harper college Palatine, Illinois Functionally and visually the project reflects Harper’s vision of a true community college. First, the building was sited and designed to act as a new campus gateway located at the perimeter adjacent to the main campus entry. Next, a 600 ft. long multi-story concourse anchors the building, and serves as a linear hub to provide a variety of open student spaces, study spaces, conference rooms, and food service, and also links and connects students to existing academic buildings. Then, we placed faculty offices along major circulation paths in close proximity to classroom and lab space.


180,000 sq. ft.

4 LEED-NC GOLD


H E A LT H C A R EERS A N D N AT U R A L S C I EN C E S B U I L D I N G

college of dupage Glen Ellyn, Illinois HOK designed this modern, sustainable facility to support natural sciences programs and Health Careers programs with an interaction zone in between to allow students to share experiences, study together and connect with each other, which nurtures a more robust community of science. COD’s students and faculty run a working Dental Hygiene clinic which offers dental services to the community.


designing places that work for people.


contact ELIZABETH VAN DERBECK, MBA, LEED® AP Senior Vice President | Science + Technology HOK 191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2250 | Atlanta, GA 30303 USA t +1 678 954 8972 m +1 404 428 4371 elizabeth.vanderbeck@hok.com

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HOK S+T STEM Education Facility Experience  
HOK S+T STEM Education Facility Experience  

A portfolio of HOK Science + Technology group's STEM education facility experience.