This project involves a 105,000 SF expansion of the existing Mudd-Levi Science Building on the Homewood campus. This includes state of the art laboratories, faculty offices, meeting/ seminar rooms and a student commons/coffee bar. Landscape development incorporates improvements to an existing courtyard and realigned pedestrian connections to the rest of campus.
Adjacent to a wooded site, the building expansion was designed to blend with and embrace that character as much as possible. Many mature trees were preserved and those that were removed for construction will be replaced one-for-one, with the goal of maintaining a natural environment. With limited open space available, Environmental Site Design measures (micro-bioretention areas and rain gardens) occupy much of the project open space and have been designed to enhance the site.
Small seating areas have been incorporated at a new entrance location and within the courtyard. An upper level student commons overlooks the courtyard and the planting design provides a rich view from above.
The new building received a LEED Platinum certification, the highest rating.
Honor Award Recipient for SCUP/AIA/CAE Excellence
in the category of Architecture-Building Additions,
Renovation or Adaptive Reuse