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SCIENCE MATTERS Well-designed academic science buildings house labs and classrooms that encourage a collaborative science curriculum. These buildings support modern methods of teaching as outlined by the National Science Foundationâ€™s Project Kaleidoscope and other groups working to transform the undergraduate science experience.
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Carleton University Steacie SuperLab Chemistry Renovation
Missouri Western State University Science and Mathematics Building
University of Dayton Science Center
Harper College AvantĂŠ Center for Science, Health Careers and Emerging Technologies
University of Oklahoma Devon Energy Hall College of Engineering
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Auburn University Shelby Center for Engineering Technology
University of South Florida Interdisiplinary Science Building
Truman State University Science Building Renovation
US Naval Academy MichelsonChauvenet Renovation
University of Southern Indiana Business and Engineering hok .com
How do we capture the hearts and minds of undergraduate students
be involved in the programming
studying science? Can buildings
and design process and making
accommodate constant changes
informed decision making without
in how we teach, learn, and do research? How can we groom the scientists of tomorrow? Those are
disrupting their many other responsibilities. HOK’s Science + Technology Group believes that each project is
a few of the challenges for new
unique and must respond to where
and renovated academic science
it is and who it is for.
buildings. DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES PROCESS
HOK’s success in creating world-
We understand undergraduate
class environments for teaching
science buildings and the
and research stems from a design
philosophy which starts with
curriculum and administrative
an “inside-out” approach. This
challenges facing our college
approach begins with science and
and university clients. We
research goals, which lead to the
have a proven process that
design of the lab module, support
accommodates the needs of busy
and ofﬁce space. This melds
faculty and administrators. Our
with an “outside-in” approach
approach allows stakeholders to
that synchronizes the building
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HOK is proud to have been involved in the design of more than 6 million square feet of facilities for STEM Education.
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within the context of the site and
of projects that they undertake
surrounding campus. We believe
can vary widely in their needs.
in the synergy between form and
Precious space must be shared
function; and that both are integral
with other students and frequently
to successful design.
with faculty doing their own
In an undergraduate science
research. For the student doing
facility, the demands on the
research for faculty members,
research environment are
there is the additional need to be
rigorous in following any grant protocols. Finally, undergraduate
Undergraduates are still learning
research facilities must be able
basic laboratory safety protocols,
to adapt to future needs. Each
need easy access to faculty and
of these issues demands that
are still new to most support
laboratories be as ďŹ‚exible as
activities. In addition, the kinds
DESIGNING THE L ABS OF THE FUTURE
To meet the challenges of
• To use aesthetics to
undergraduate science building
create attractive, pleasant
design, we utilize the following
environments that help colleges
and universities recruit and
• Foremost, to protect the health
retain the best faculty, as well
and safety of students, faculty and staff • To promote collaboration,
as the best students • To integrate sustainable design principles to create high-
communication, and interaction
laboratory and teaching
students, and between majors and non-majors • To incorporate modular principles that enable buildings and labs to easily adapt to different uses over time • To have ﬂexibility that extends
• To provide an energy-efﬁcient infrastructure that reduces initial, operating, and life cycle costs • To have highly efﬁcient net-togross ﬂoor plates, that allow colleges and universities to
a lab’s life by allowing for
maximize the return on their
changes to research programs,
equipment, and protocols
• To consider serviceability so
quickly and inexpensively
that maintenance personnel can
• To create environments that
effectively operate and maintain
encourage and inspire student research efforts
building systems over time • To accommodate future expansion
18,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
2009 AWA R D S
2009 R&D Magazine “Lab of the Year Special Mention”
CARLETON UNIVERSIT Y STE ACIE BUILDING SUPERL AB
HOKâ€™s challenge inherent in this project for one of Canadaâ€™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.
A further challenge was to provide increased student capacity within the lab environment itself so that the maximum enrollment could be increased from 96 to 124. With HOK as Architect of Record and Morrison Hershfield as prime consultant, the outcome of this effort was the Chemistry Superlab. This new teaching lab provides open teaching modules for groups of 12 students and one teaching assistant, flexible lab furniture with state-of-the-art benches, and 45 fume hoods to accommodate the new enrolment of up to 124 students. The teaching zones are equipped with live A/V cameras and screens to assist in managing larger class sizes. The project was delivered on-time and 20 percent under budget.
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â€œ The old labs were rather dreary looking, and it was difficult to convince a prospective student that their experience here would be as good as that at a university that had new labs. Labs are so important to science students that they often decide on which university to attend based on the facilities. The Superlab is simply beautiful to look at, so potential students are immediately impressed.â€? Robert Burk, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry hok .com
Renovation: 60,000 sq. ft. New Construction: 65,000 sq. ft COMPLETION
Phase I- 2009 Phase II - 2011
M I S S O U R I W E S T E R N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y AGENSTEIN HALL AND REMINGTON HALL S C I E N C E A N D M AT H E M AT I C S B U I L D I N G
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.
HOK was selected to lead the school through an interactive programming and design process, based on the initiatives of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL). The project included the addition of more than 66,000 square feet and renovation of the existing 60,000 square-foot building. With facilities to support biology, chemistry, computer science, math and physics, the complex houses teaching labs, research labs and support spaces. Additions include the new Remington Hall, which houses three levels of teaching labs (including 18 new teaching labs interspersed with prep rooms) and student study space. A 3-story atrium links both the existing Agenstein Hall and the new addition. Built at a major campus access point, the atrium provides a gateway from the student parking lot and dorms to
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the campusâ€™ main quadrangle. In addition to providing a pleasant study space, the light-filled atrium offers a circulation path between the upper and lower campus. This natural stopping point is highlighted with a well-known food/coffee retailer. Its location and design make the atrium a popular host to both daytime and after-hours activities. The renovation of Agenstein Hall includes much-needed faculty and student research space, faculty offices and up-to-date instructional and seminar spaces. Phased construction minimized disruption to the campus and to the science departments in the existing building. The initiatives of PKAL include a science display area where students can view various scientific and student project displays to inspire science majors and visitors alike. hok .com
Renovation: 29,030 sq. ft. New Construction: 41,560 sq. ft. COMPLETION
U N I V E R S I T Y O F D AY T O N S H E R M A N H A L L AND WOHLLEBEN HALL SCIENCE CENTER
HOKâ€™s solution to connect two existing facilities through a renovation and addition creates a multidisciplinary science building with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, as well as a prominent new position on the University of Dayton campus.
Two existing Science buildings, Sherman Hall (built 1959) and Wohlleben Hall (built 1957), were connected to create a new Science Center for the University of Dayton. The new structure unites all the science disciplines: Biology, Physics, Math, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Geology departments in a single structure. Circulation patterns created by the addition focus on a centrally located three-story atrium space. The heart of the project, this space promotes opportunities for interaction amongst the various disciplines.
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A new entry and 120-seat lecture hall are located in the existing courtyard of Sherman Hall. This space fronts onto the Main plaza giving the sciences a prominent position on campus. All of the programmed spaces are incorporated in a north facing lab block. This provides natural daylight while high performance glazing and external sunshades help eliminate the problems of excessive heat gain and visual glare. Interior finishes were selected with a focus on envirionmental sustainability.
288,500 sq. ft.
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Functionally and visually, this project reflects the clientâ€™s progressive vision: allowing a two-year community college to move forward and provide students with state-of-the-art facilities that rival or surpass neighboring four-year colleges and universities.
Originally intended as three separate building programs, it was determined that a combined, single building offered economic efficiencies and a unique environment to promote student and faculty interaction. As an integral part of its surrounding community, the building includes flexible research and teaching lab spaces to accommodate targeted learning programs in cooperation with the high technology corporate neighbors, and a dental clinic that offers services to the community.
â€œ This amazing new Center will help advance learning in the sciences, health careers and technology for current and future generations.â€? Dr. Robert L. Breuder, (former) President William Rainey Harper College
WILLIAM R AINEY HARPER COLLEGE
The project also incorporates many sustainable design strategies. Of particular note is the ventilated exterior cladding system that encloses the classroom wings. The modulation of the exterior and individual panel sizes were designed to minimize panel waste resulting in an astounding 97% efficiency in panel yield.
105,000 sq. ft. SERVICES
Architectural Design, Interior Design, Site Design, Master Planning
UNIVERSIT Y OF OKL AHOMA, DEVON ENERGY H A L L , COL L EGE OF ENGINEERING
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 â€˜practice facilityâ€™ workshop that supports team projects, such as solar cars; and a new teaching lab and research facility for the Bioengineering program.
For Devon Energy Hall, HOK, in association with Miles Associates, designed a collaborative and interactive space for students. Open learning areas stimulate interest in multiple disciplines and the â€œlab loftâ€? design provides students and faculty with a collaborative and integrated lab/ classroom environment. The new teaching lab and research facility will provide space that celebrates as well as encourages dialogue between disciplines and research teams as well as student spaces that encourage students to stay in the building after classes. Providing a much needed theoryinto-practice environment for
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the students, the high-bay development lab offers support areas around the labâ€™s perimeter for metal shops, welding shops, electrical shops and other support needed to build projects based on engineering studies. Faculty offices and research and support spaces are organized to enhance cross disciplinary activities at the college. The new building is a physical extension of the existing structure, blending with the older architecture, yet providing a 21st century image for the school in its use of materials, design and building technology. These buildings provide a new heart of learning and research in Engineering for the University.
175,000 sq. ft.
AUBURN UNIVERSIT Y SHELBY CENTER FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
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. hok .com
HOK’s design team developed a facility to support Auburn’s efforts to recruit seasoned faculty members, to draw high-achieving new students as well as attract Auburn students into engineering programs. In the new Shelby Center, efforts to maximize interaction levels between students and faculty have been expounded through the relationship of instructional spaces to labs to offices, internal and external connection points within the buildings, and dynamic connections to the surrounding campus to promote and celebrate engineering at Auburn. The facility’s design capitalizes on the interest provided by the “hands-on” nature of these labs, and hopes to further attract students into Mechanical Engineering programs.
Inside the building, the Central Pavilion provides an interior focal point for student activities. An auditorium, four high-tech classrooms, wireless laboratories, Engineering administration and the Departments of
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Computer Science and Software Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering reside in the Pavilion’s two L-shaped wings. In addition to state-of-the-art instructional classrooms, student study areas, faculty offices and laboratories, the Mechanical Engineering Building houses specialized laboratories for Micro Scale Mechanics Testing, Hybrid Propulsion and Student Projects. Further, the lab facilities provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research projects early in their academic careers; better preparing them for a future in the “real world” of engineering. To capture the interest of the campus as a whole, a lobby space also functions as a gallery where vehicles can be viewed through full height windows that front onto a central, public courtyard. hok .com
238,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
2011 4 L E E D - N C S I LV E R
UNIVERSIT Y OF SOUTH FLORIDA INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES BUILDING
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.
This building is designed to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching; supporting the universityâ€™s Physics, Chemistry and Biology programs while providing shared core facilities. Along with research and teaching labs, classrooms, ofďŹ ce space, study areas and shell space, the facility includes two 300-seat lecture halls, a bio-nano research lab, an imaging center and a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility.
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In addition to satisfying USF’s undergraduate teaching needs in the sciences, the building supports multidisciplinary research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and includes the BITT Center of Excellence, Life Science Thrust Initiative and Functional Multiscale Materials by Design (FMMD)
“I just wanted to reiterate my high level of satisfaction with HOK. Their unfailing patience and attention to our stated needs, and follow-up with us as the end users has made the whole process a pleasure. I was on the search committee that chose HOK for this project and I can definitely say that they have met our high expectations.” Pritish Mukherjee Professor of Physics University of South Florida
Thrust Initiative. Additionally, it accommodates the recently federally funded Center for Integrated Functional Materials in the Physics Department.
147,000 sq. ft.
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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.
The process included examining alternative solutions, detailed laboratory planning and design, and the inclusion of many sustainable design considerations. The result is the creation of a completely new image for science on campus, as well as a more up to date, modern facility. A tight budget and the integration of the existing building through a complex phasing and utilization strategy were just a few of the challenges met by the team. The project includes a series of phased additions to the existing 50,000 square-foot building. With the existing renovated structure and the additions, the complex totals nearly 147,000 square feet.
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The project program includes classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, lab support spaces, a greenhouse, faculty and administrative offices and student/faculty shared spaces. Each department has a space for student and faculty interaction including study space, lounge/ coffee area, resource space and science display. The facility includes new homes for the departmentsâ€™ herpetology, mammology and seed collections as well as an attached 1,800 square-foot planetarium. This addition and renovation knits together the old and the new, reinforces and links to other campus paths and buildings and provides an appropriate, modern home for science at Truman State.
270,000 sq. ft. COMPLETION
2005 AWA R D S
2007 Design Awards Program of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command “Merit Award for Interior Design”
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HOKâ€™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.
Originally configured as twin office/classroom towers sharing a common laboratory function at ground level, these buildings, built in the 1970s, contained systems and laboratory equipment that had reached the limit of their expected service life. The building layout did not effectively support the requirements of current teaching methods and curricula, and the building envelope failed to meet current standards for sustainability and anti-terrorism force protection. HOK was selected to renovate the entire complex and resolve all the specified deficiencies.
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The project was executed in two phases: Phase One consisted of the renovation of Michelson Hall and the corresponding lab deck; Phase Two consisted of the renovation of Chauvenet Hall and the corresponding lab deck. The two-phase schedule presented logistical challenges in order to maintain classes and building function. Ample swing space was necessary during each phase of the renovation, and was provided with the installation of MMUâ€™s (Modular Mobile Units) at two consolidated locations on campus.
116,540 sq. ft.
UNIVERSIT Y OF SOUTHERN INDIANA BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING CENTER
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.
HOK, in association with Hafer Architects were selected to design a new building to house the College of Business as well as the Department of Engineering at the University of Southern Indiana. The general classroom space and specialized laboratories in the new facility are used to support academic requirements for the Universityâ€™s engineering program and manufacturing technology program. This classroom and laboratory building encourages crossdisciplinary innovation by serving both the business and engineering programs interdependently. The design provides dedicated classroom and laboratory space for each program, as well as a shared central atrium. By constructing a multipurpose classroom building for the School
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of Business with shared general academic instructional space and specialized laboratories, the University gained economies of scale relative to both construction and subsequent operating costs. Distance education rooms are outfitted with specialized
“Co-locating the Department of Engineering and the College of Business together in the new building was not accidental. In today’s world of technology, innovation, economic growth, and new business development, it is critical that individuals in the business, technology, and engineering worlds share important skills and knowledge.” - Dr. Scott A. Gordon, Dean Pott College of Science and Engineering
equipment and a student conference room provides students with videoconferenceing capabilities. The Engineering Design Center provides dedicated lab space for the conceptualization and prototype of engineering designs. The Engineering Electronics lab provides shielding for radiofrequencies to protect ongoing experiments.
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Facility Auburn University Transportation Technology Center Carleton University Steacie Superlab Chemistry Renovation College of DuPage Health Careers and Natural Sciences Building Dallas County Community College District Cedar Valley Campus Science/Allied Health and Veterinarian Technology Building Drury University Trustee Science Center Emory University Psychology Building George Mason University Academic VI/Research II Building for IT and Engineering Georgia Institute for Technology - BioMedical Engineering Kingwood College Health and Natural Science Building Mississippi State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Complex Missouri Western State University Agenstein Hall and Remington Hall Science and Mathematics Building Renovation and Addition Pierce College Center for the Sciences St. John’s University St. Albert’s Hall Renovation State University of New York at Geneseo Integrated Science Building Truman State University Magruder Hall Science Building Addition and Renovation University of Alabama in Huntsville Applied Sciences Building University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa - Shelby Interdisciplinary Science Building University of California, Irvine Engineering Unit 3 University of Dayton Sherman Hall and Wohlleben Hall Science Center University of Missouri-St. Louis Benton-Stadler Science Complex Renovation & Addition University of Oklahoma Devon Energy Hall, College of Engineering University of South Florida Interdisciplinary Science Teaching/Research Facility University of Southern Indiana Business and Engineering Center US Naval Academy Michelson-Chauvenet Halls Renovation West Virginia University Brooks Hall Renovation William Paterson University Science Hall Renovation and Addition William Rainey Harper College Avanté Center for Science, Health Careers and Emerging Technologies
SpringďŹ eld, Missouri
St. Joseph, Missouri
Woodland Hills, California
Queens, New York
Geneseo, New York
St. Louis, Missouri
Morgantown, West Virginia