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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 Foundation’s Project Kaleidoscope and other groups working to transform the undergraduate science experience.


S C I E N C E E D U C AT I O N FA C I L I T I E S A S A M P L E O F O U R R E C E N T LY C O M P L E T E D P R O J E C T S

S T E ACIE

W ES T ER N

DAY TON

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OKL AHOMA

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

AU B U R N

USF

T RU M A N

N AVA L

USI

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

organizational, scientific,

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


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

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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

particularly challenging.

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 exible as

activities. In addition, the kinds

possible.

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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

goals:

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

performance, cost-effective

between student/faculty,

laboratory and teaching

faculty/faculty, between

environments

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,

investment

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

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SIZE

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

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.

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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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“ 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.� Robert Burk, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry hok .com


SIZE

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.

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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 campus’ 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


SIZE

Renovation: 29,030 sq. ft. New Construction: 41,560 sq. ft. COMPLETION

2003


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

Dayton, Ohio

HOK’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.

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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.


U N I V E R S I T Y O F D AY T O N

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.

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SIZE

288,500 sq. ft.

H A R P E R C O L L E G E AVA N T É C E N T E R F O R S C I E N C E , H E A LT H C A R E E R S & E M E R G I N G T E C H .

COMPLETION

Palatine, Illinois

2004

Functionally and visually, this project reflects the client’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.

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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.

“ This amazing new Center will help advance learning in the sciences, health careers and technology for current and future generations.� 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.

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SIZE

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

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.

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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 “lab loft� 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 lab’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.

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175,000 sq. ft.

AUBURN UNIVERSIT Y SHELBY CENTER FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COMPLETION

Auburn, Alabama

SIZE

2007

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


SIZE

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

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.

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This building is designed to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching; supporting the university’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.

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SIZE

COMPLETION

147,000 sq. ft.

2005


T R U M A N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y M A G R U D E R H A L L A D D I T I O N A N D R E N O VAT I O N

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.

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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.


T R U M A N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y

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 departments’ 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.

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SIZE

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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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.

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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 MMU’s (Modular Mobile Units) at two consolidated locations on campus.

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SIZE

116,540 sq. ft.

UNIVERSIT Y OF SOUTHERN INDIANA BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING CENTER

COMPLETION

Evansville, Indiana

2009

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.

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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 University’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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S C I E N C E FAC I L I T Y C O S T I N FO R M AT I O N

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


Location

Complete

Cost

Square Footage

Cost/SF

Auburn, Alabama

2007

$40,000,000

175,000

$229

Ottawa, Ontario

2008

$4,000,000

18,000

$222

Illinois

2008

$48,000,000

180,000

$267

Lancaster, Texas

2009

$30,000,000

110,000

$273

SpringďŹ eld, Missouri

2002

$14,000,000

78,000

$179

Atlanta, Georgia

2009

$32,000,000

115,000

$278

Virginia

2009

$32,000,000

180,000

$178

Atlanta, Georgia

2003

$18,000,000

90,000

$200

Kingwood, Texas

2004

$14,000,000

77,000

$182

Starkville, Mississippi

TBD

$24,000,000

96,000

$250

St. Joseph, Missouri

2009

$32,000,000

125,000

$256

Woodland Hills, California

2009

$42,000,000

108,000

$389

Queens, New York

2007

$16,000,000

47,000

$340

Geneseo, New York

2006

$33,000,000

113,000

$292

Kirksville, Missouri

2005

$25,000,000

147,000

$170

Huntsville, Alabama

2007

$35,000,000

200,000

$175

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2002

$46,146,000

227,000

$203

Irvine, California

2008

$46,000,000

150000

$307

Dayton, Ohio

2003

$22,000,000

70,560

$311

St. Louis, Missouri

2011

$28,500,000

215,000

$133

Norman, Oklahoma

2009

$31,000,000

105,000

$295

Tampa, Florida

2011

$82,000,000

260,610

$315

Evansville, Indiana

2009

$29,000,000

116,540

$249

Annapolis, Maryland

2005

$60,000,000

270,000

$222

Morgantown, West Virginia

2008

$23,000,000

78,000

$295

New Jersey

2011

$62,000,000

225,000

$275

Palatine, Illinois

2004

$62,000,000

288,500

$215

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