Designer: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP)
Construction Manager: Columbia Construction
Project Type: CM at Risk
Est. Preliminary Project Cost: $40 million
Gross Square Feet: 67,000
Est. Substantial Completion Date: Fall 2013
This project will consolidate all of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) science programs and prepare students to enter the research pipeline. Current facilities at MCLA do not adequately foster the integrated, hands on discovery approach required under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math workforce initiative (STEM).
This project involves the study, design and construction of a new Center for Science and Innovation at (MCLA).
The new building will include Biology/Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology teaching and research laboratories, as well as laboratory support spaces such as prep rooms, general storage, chemical storage, machine shop, animal holding areas, and a greenhouse. General purpose teaching spaces, informal study spaces such as a café and interdisciplinary spaces such as laboratories for non-majors and K-12 educators in Berkshire County will be featured in this project as well .
- Roof Garden and outdoor classroom
- Green House
- LEED silver rated or better
- Heat Wheels to recover energy
- Micro Wind Turbine
- LEED silver rated or higher
A web camera to this project site is available at http://www.mcla.edu/SciTechCtr/index.php
Artist's rendering of MCLA New Center for Science and Innovation