As a venue of learning for all undergraduate students at the University of Georgia, the Science Learning Center showcases collegiate science for students by highlighting, in an experiential way, the interdisciplinary nature of science education as a whole. The Center’s exterior is designed in keeping with UGA’s Campus Design Guidelines and reflects the campus’ classical brick and limestone aesthetic. The interior is programmed and designed for efficient laboratory operation and includes multiple student-controlled collaborative learning spaces.
Prescribing to Project Kaleidoscope’s philosophy of putting science on display, anchor venues are located where students will be exposed to physics, organism/plant and cellular/molecular biology and chemistry through windowed laboratory corridors and exterior spaces. The building also features open, collaborative, student-directed spaces throughout to enhance student/faculty interaction, science exposure and interest. In addition to its 33 labs, the building also houses two 72-seat SCALE-UP classrooms, two 280-seat tiered lecture halls, enclosed teaching assistant/group study rooms, offices coordinators and a coffee shop.
Project Area: 137,000 sf Associate Architect: HDR Architecture, Inc.