How do you create a new science building in the heart of a dense urban university campus?
How do you create a new science building in the heart of a dense urban university campus?

USF, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation

Customized Solution
  • 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.
CATEGORIES

Academic - University, Science & Technology


HIGHLIGHTS
  • Architect: NBBJ, Contractor: Cahill
  • Owner: University of San Francisco
  • Cast-in-place concrete with concrete shear walls