St. Lawrence University, Johnson Hall of Science

The University’s sciences campaign commenced with a 120,000 SF new building for biology and chemistry. Four existing buildings forming the current science quadrangle were renovated in three separate phases to provide 120,000 SF of space for physics, geology, math and computer sciences, environmental science, and psychology.

Sustainable design strategies, such as orienting the new building on a true north/south axis and separating the building into two connecting wings, result in a maximum effort to harvest daylight into all prime program areas. Energy conservation techniques, such as “daylight dimming” of light fixtures, was also employed for all phases of the project.