- Forell/Elsesser provided structural engineering services for the new construction of this 60,000 s.f. laboratory and classroom building. The project includes a 3-story above grade studio building and 1-story underground plaza structure containing laboratory space, classroom, observatory, greenhouse and support spaces.
- The structure is cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned concrete beams. Concrete shear walls are used for seismic protection.
- The new building will connect with the adjacent Science Center at various levels, including an underground connection corridor.
- Skylights provide natural daylight for the underground structure.