Lenoir-Rhyne University

Science Building Addition & Renovation

Hickory, NC

Strategically built at a 90-degree turn from the original building, the addition is the new architectural focal point of campus and offers a captivating view from a main thoroughfare in town.

The new construction integrates the modernist design of the existing building with the more traditional early 20th century architecture of other buildings on the main quad.

The 35,000 sf addition is connected to the existing 37,000 sf building by a lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows. It houses modern lecture facilities, state-of-the-art research laboratories, faculty offices, conference space, student interaction and public gathering areas, quiet study areas with stunning campus views, an exterior greenhouse and outdoor classroom space.

Though the completed building houses chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy and earth science programs, it was designed to promote collaboration among students and faculty across departments, while also allowing flexibility for departmental space as future needs may change.


Practice Areas

STEM Education