HERA’s first phase feasibility study assessed current and future needs, explored possible solutions to effectively utilize space, and made recommendations for future growth in natural and applied sciences at Cheyney.
The new Science Center embodies the University’s initiative to foster growth in the fields of science, math and nursing. The science facility houses chemistry, advanced chemistry, physics, general biology, advanced biology, and microbiology teaching labs, and biology and chemistry research labs.
Over 10,700 square feet of laboratory space including 7 teaching labs, 2 dedicated research labs, and 2 flexible support labs are organized in functional zones separate from classrooms and offices. This careful integration of engineering systems design and architectural planning optimizes energy efficiency and economy of space.
The LEED Silver building features energy-saving daylighting, a demonstration green roof, rain water/gray water recycling, a rain garden, highly efficient mechanical systems and the use of recycled and local materials to maximize effectiveness. In addition, professors will use the building’s design and systems as a teaching tool for students, while the building itself is designed to embody sustainability.
Programming, utilization analysis and lab planning through schematic design, design reviews of documents