The 14,000 sf STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) building features four classroom-labs (CLABs) dedicated to Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Engineering. It is also the temporary home of the constantly humming FAB LAB (fabrication lab), which features 3D printers, laser cutter and a CNC router. Special attention has been given to creating spaces which en¬courage interaction and collaboration inside and outside of formal instruc¬tional space. Interactive spaces include special project shared labs, small-group break-out rooms, informal lounge spaces and meeting space open to the corridor circulation. Visual links between circulation and instructional spaces as well as circulation and the Science office were important objectives. Wherever possible, flexibility is incorporated in the plan, reflecting the uncertainty of the direction of evolving technology over the life of the building.
Community Room and Center for Leadership
JGRA converted a courtyard in to a 2-story Community Room for gatherings and expanded healthy-choice dining. A new Center for Leadership includes a technology-classroom focusing on interactive video-conferencing with partner institutions worldwide. Reconfigured interiors improve circulation.