Loyola Science Center
||Unified Science Center
||St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.
||Einhorn, Yaffee, and Prescott (EYP)
||243,369 sq ft
The $85 million Loyola Science Center, which houses the University's Biology, Chemistry, Computing Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics/Electrical Engineering departments, was designed to serve not only as the home for natural sciences research and instruction but also as a center for collaborative learning. A guiding vision throughout the planning process, which began as early as 1998, was that the Center should highlight science as a human endeavor and make science accessible and welcoming to all.
The construction of the Loyola Science Center involved integrating a new four-story structure (erected on a site that was formerly a parking lot) into an existing structure, the Harper-McGinnis wing of St. Thomas Hall. The unified building includes 22 class and seminar rooms, 34 laboratories, 80 offices, a 180-seat lecture hall, an atrium and coffee shop, a vivarium, and a rooftop greenhouse for research. The Center was designed to meet the Silver standard for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, though it has not gone through the certification process.
Three wings inside the new construction have been named: Dr. Herbert M. and Mary E. McDonald Hall (dedicated November 11, 2011), Milani Hall (dedicated March 24, 2012) in honor of Dr. Frank Milani '55, and Keuhner Hall (dedicated August 5, 2012) in recognition of Carl J. Keuhner and JoAnne M. Keuhner.
Loyola Science Center website
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," University press release, 28 September 2012.
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