Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - New Center for Science and Innovation

This project consolidated all of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) science programs that prepare students to enter the research pipeline.

This project involved the study, design and construction of a new Center for Science and Innovation at (MCLA).

Project Details

mcla science collage

Designer: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP)
Construction Manager: Columbia Construction
Project Type: CM at Risk
Est. Preliminary Project Cost: $40,000,000
Gross Square Feet: 67,000
Substantial Completion Date: Fall 2013

The new building features 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 are featured in this project as well.

Project Features

  • Roof garden and outdoor classroom
  • Green house
  • Photovoltaics
  • LEED silver rated or better
  • Heat wheels to recover energy
  • Micro wind turbine
  • LEED Gold certification


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