Connecticut College in New London, CT recently held a dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Science Center in New London Hall.
Built by KBE Building Corporation, the $15.3 million, four-story project consisted of a 26,000 square-foot renovation and 14,000 square-foot addition. With its combination of teaching, research, and administrative spaces, the 21,100 square-foot building provides state-of-the-art botany, biology, and computer science laboratories and classrooms for teaching and research. The building also supports both structured and informal interactions, with open research laboratories, study spaces, and meeting rooms.
The new Science Center features:
- thirteen new laboratories, two seminar rooms, three multi-purpose classrooms, and 21 offices;
- collaborative study and work spaces;
- a modernized greenhouse with precision climate controls;
- specialized facilities for microscopy, robotics, field studies, and dried plant collections;
- two cold rooms for biochemical experiments;
- tissue culture rooms, including a Biosafety Level 2 facility for stem cell research and RNA interference experiments;
- a new computer science classroom for students to build and test robots; and
- a geothermal system that heats and cools the building.
The Science Center is currently being considered for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.
KBE is proud to have played such a significant role in improving the learning environment for Connecticut College students.
Click here to watch the video of the Science Center dedication ceremony.
Click here to view a slideshow of the Science Center.