Friday, June 21, 2013

Illinois University Edwardsville Science Building – Edwardsville, IL

Marlite System: 

  • Surface Systems Formica 7701 Gilded Glaze, Pionite AV721 Thyme Fiber, Formica 7219 Forrest Terra
  • Myriad with Lumicor Paper Leaf

Architectural Firm: 

Hastings & Chivetta St Louis, MO

Lead Interior Designer: 

Adrianne Bellew

General Contractor: Williams Brothers

Marlite Certified Installation Partner: Sebco

New Science Building

Numerous factors place an increasing demand on science facilities at SIUE: rising interest in the sciences, recognition of the importance of lab experience for general education, as well as SIUE’s participation in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, which requires all undergraduates take at least one lab-based science course.
The existing science building is used seven days a week to meet lab schedules. Constructed in 1966, it houses Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics and Environmental Sciences. Code limitations severely restrict teaching and research programs and piecemeal modifications have taxed the building’s mechanical systems.
SIUE hired Hastings+Chivetta to design a renovation of the existing building and construction of an adjoining facility to enhance quality of instruction and to attract top faculty and students. Programming incorporated current trends in science education including smaller classrooms, instructional technology, student research, interactive learning and interdisciplinary spaces, especially laboratories.
Specialized labs dedicated to specific sciences will accommodate adjacent cold rooms, warm rooms and environmental growth chambers. Other components will include a machine shop, a scanning electron microscope facility, a darkroom, animal care facilities, conference rooms, study areas and student lounges.
The project is targeting LEED Silver Certification. (Read more... Hastings & Chivetta)

Science Building an Example for Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wraps the first of six planned LEED Silver or higher facilities

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) has embarked on a major expansion effort to upgrade many of its campus facilities. In doing so, the school has turned to LEED construction principles to reduce its environmental impact. By the time all projects are complete, six campus facilities will be LEED Silver or higher, the second highest total among all Illinois universities. “It was a concerted effort that started out one project at a time,” says Rich Walker, assistant vice chancellor of administration at SIUE, which is less than 20 miles from St. Louis in Edwardsville, Illinois. “It continues to evolve into something more.” (read more...  gb&d magazine)

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