Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Science Center (Main Campus)

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Institution Name: Berry College
Original/Historic Place Name: Science Center
Location on Campus: main campus, on Opportunity Dr. south of traffic circle
Date(s) of Construction:
2000original construction O'Neal, Inc.
Designer: O'Neal, Inc. (Atlanta)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete with reinforced steel caissons; brick veneer
Walls: brick exterior; concrete block and sheetrock interior
Roof: tar and gravel
2000-present (2006)auditorium (venue for lectures and meetings for campus and community groups)
2000-present (2006)classrooms
2000-present (2006)academic department building (mathematics and natural sciences; a state of the art teaching facility; includes laboratories)

This state-of-the-art science facility was completed in December 2000 to house the School of Math and Natural Sciences. The 130,000-square-foot building serves as the center of learning for students taking classes in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental sciences, geology, math, and physics. In addition, for a short time in 2001, the Science Center housed the Mount Berry Post Office. The building is a physical indication of the educational emphasis on the sciences in the Berry College curriculum.

The Science Center is a unique blend of modern architecture with the campus' classic Georgian style. One of the building's most distinguishing features is a 60-foot Foucault pendulum located in its lobby.


Berry Trails: An Historic and Contemporary Guide to Berry College. Third edition. Mt. Berry, GA: Berry College, 2001.

Berry Chronicle. Multiple issues from Spring 1999 to Spring 2001.


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