“EAPC has done a tremendous job tying together the renovation of our existing science facility and our new lab science facility into a state-of-the-art complex. They have been easy to work with and have kept us on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the science facility design world.”

— Tom Heck, VP Business Affairs

Phase One of this project included a Science Laboratory Addition to house the Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Nursing Labs and support spaces. New labs for the Science Department include General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Micro/Cellular Biology, A&P Biology, Combined General Bio/Physics, and Zoology. In addition there are Lab Prep/Support areas for each lab, a Student Research Lab, Greenhouse and an Instrument Room. The labs contain 20 fume hoods, 1 waste stream hood and 1 bio safety cabinet. Other considerations were to provide convenience and separate student “down time” and collaboration-type spaces.

Phase Two involved the complete renovation of the existing Orlady Hall into Classroom, Administration, and Office spaces to support the Laboratory Addition.

“We are absolutely thrilled with our new science building! I can tell the architects really listened to us and cared about the needs of our faculty and students! To have all of the sciences together in one building is a real luxury.

The building design is open and welcoming, allowing plenty of natural light to infuse into the classrooms and labs and we absolutely love the atrium! The labs are set up in a way that allows simultaneous use by multiple instructors while maintaining a good flow of traffic. Students often need more private spaces to meet and study and they are making good use of the many lounges and study rooms throughout the building.

I understand that the blending of the “old” building with the “new” was challenging, but the result is so interesting architecturally; it just doesn’t feel like a typical University classroom building. Thank you again for such a beautiful space! It will serve us well for years to come!”

— Penny Briese, Department of Nursing