The new hub of social sciences will inspire its inhabitants and support applied learning and cutting-edge research. The classrooms, labs and learning spaces support problem- and discovery-based education and emerging pedagogies.
The building is designed in uniformly planned modules to allow for future flexibility and adaptability. It houses Anthropology, Sociology & Criminology, Political Science, the Population Research Institute, Criminal Justice Research Center, School of Public Policy and School of International Affairs. Anthropology’s research laboratories include:
A highly visible element within the building is the Matson Museum of Anthropology, which supports teaching and research of ancient human cultures, human evolution and biological diversity. Archeological objects from around the world are displayed and significant numbers of collections not on display require storage.
The building is anticipated to earn a minimum of LEED certification.
University Park, Pennsylvania
Laboratory programming, planning and design
Minimum of LEED Certification
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson