Originally published in Interiors & Sources

12/01/2007

St. Lawrence University Boasts New Eco-conscious Labs

 
BOSTON, MA - Construction is complete on St. Lawrence University's Johnson Hall of Science, a new 120,000-square-foot building for biology and chemistry departments designed by KlingStubbins in association with Croxton Collaborative Architects P.C. Responding to an increased focus on research in the St. Lawrence science curriculum, the design produced a state-of-the-art, fully modernized science facility for physics, geology, math and computer sciences, environmental science, and psychology.

Using a traditional palette of stone and brick, KlingStubbins and Croxton Collaborative Architects infused generous amounts of glass into the building's facade to modernize the facility's appearance while respecting the institution's surrounds. The faculty and students worked carefully with KlingStubbins to consider a number of factors associated with the need to locate a massive, energy-demanding, and technically complex building within the context of a visually attractive campus. The resulting positioning of the facility unites the sciences with the rest of campus and draws students into the science complex as they commute from one part of campus to another.

Sustainable design strategies, such as orienting the new building on a true north/south axis and separating the building into two connected wings, result in a maximum effort to harvest daylight into all prime program areas. With a high-insulation envelope roof, dimmable fluorescent lighting, intelligent HVAC occupancy sensors, heat recovery on ventilation exhaust, and high-insulation glazing, the building is designed to operate on approximately 30-percent less energy than a conventional building and is intended to meet LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

"The new facility brings a forward-thinking design to a forward-thinking field while remaining true to the university setting," says Peter Blewett, AIA, LEED® AP, the principal-in-charge of the project with KlingStubbins. "St. Lawrence now has a state-of-the-art science facility to support its research-intensive programs."

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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