New Science Building Project Kicks Off with Design Architects

Posted on 2/12/2018 1:31:12 PM

On January 26, 2018, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ New Science Building Committee met with the design architectural team from Perfido, Weiskopf, Wagstaff, and Goettel. The project goals, timeline, meeting schedule, and working meeting agendas were discussed. The target date for the opening of the building is planned for February 2020. 

PWWG Design Team at Building Kick-offPhoto: The team from Perfido, Weiskopf, Wagstaff, and Goettel and Stantec Architecture and Engineering, LLC help kick off the new science building project. 

During the design phase, each department in the college has building committee representatives who will represent their interests. These representatives will report out to their departments and will provide departmental feedback to the New Science Building Committee comprised of NSM faculty, staff, IUP Engineering and Construction, and Advancement personnel who will collaborate extensively to prepare for this exciting task.

Frederick Adkins, Department of Mathematics, is the faculty building shepherd for the New Science Building project. In the next month, each department will meet directly with the architects to discuss departmental needs. Main goals of the design phase are determining the building and user requirements, and establishing the facility’s size, function, configuration, spaces, the operation and use of equipment, and the materials for all the principal building structures and systems. 

Jill Swenson presents at Building Design Kick-offPhoto: Jill Swenson from Stantec Architecture and Engineering, LLC, talks to the group about designing lab spaces.

Paul Pohlod presents at the kick-off event for the new science buildingPhoto: Paul Pohlod from Stantec Architecture and Engineering, LLC, shows examples of building designs.