Expanding SCSU’s Science Disciplines
Academic & Laboratory Science Building, Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, Connecticut
Southern Connecticut State University's ongoing expansion of its science programs has been greatly enhanced with the opening of its new academic and laboratory science building. Opening just in time for the 2015-16 academic year, the new 100,000-SF building is the new focal point for SCSU's science programs and enables the university to educate more students in the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The two wings of the facility are configured in the shape of an "L" and are located next to Jennings and Morrill Halls. Together, the three buildings form a science enclave.
Designed for LEED Silver certification, many sustainable design features can be seen throughout the building’s footprint. In addition to housing photovoltaic panels, the building’s pitched roofs shelter two attics full of industrial fans exhausting 83 fume hoods. Rain gardens on site are used to water the science quad and faculty garden.
The new building provides a gateway to the campus and a significant step forward for scientific study in Connecticut overall.
Centerbrook Architects & Planners
Size / Cost
100,000 SF / $50 million
LEED Silver goal
Civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing/fire protection and technology design
Pictures courtesy of FIP Construction
Video courtesy of SCSU