Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Science Center

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Institution Name: Agnes Scott College
Original/Historic Place Name: Science Center
Location on Campus: East Dougherty St.
Date(s) of Construction:
2002original construction Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
Designer: Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: metal frame, brick, and limestone veneer, glass curtain walls
Roof: shingles, bitumen
 
Function:
ca. 2002administration (offices)
ca. 2002faculty offices
ca. 2002academic department building (science teaching and research laboratories)
ca. 2002classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration (offices)
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices
ca. 2004-present (2006)academic department building (science teaching and research laboratories)
ca. 2004-present (2006)classrooms
 

Narrative:
Opened in January 2003, the 115,000-square-foot Agnes Scott College Science Center houses the departments of biology, chemistry, psychology, and physics. The building was designed by Boston architects Shepley, Bullfinch, Richardson and Abbott to make the sciences accessible to the campus community. All labs have windows opening to hallways, allowing observation of research. Ample space is provided for faculty research and laboratories for faculty and student research.

The center's Woolford B. Baker Atrium is the heart of the building. With its three-story representation of Agnes Scott's DNA on one wall, the space provides a backdrop for meetings and social events of all types.
 

References:

Science Center: Dedication. Booklet. Decatur, GA: Agnes Scott College, April 2003.

 

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