Location: Philadelphia, PA

Architect: Strada

Square Footage: 110,500

Completion Date: August, 2009

 

LaSalle University – Science & Technology Center

This Science and Technology Center project consists of a three-story new addition constructed with structural steel and concrete composite decks and a complete renovation to the existing four-story poured-in-place conventionally reinforced concrete structure. Prior to construction of the new addition an extensive utility relocation was required to make way for the new structure. The existing building was stripped to the concrete structure, including the removal of the exterior cladding and MPE Systems. This project incorporated sustainable construction and design. The majority of the demolition and construction debris materials were recycled. The design incorporated energy efficient exterior cladding systems, MPE systems, reflective roofing and two areas using “green roof” technology. The green roof will reduce the heat gain as well as absorb and naturally dissipate the rain water collected. This facility is used for a diverse range of academics including science laboratories, both wet and dry, and information technology. Included within the building program are office spaces, open gathering spaces and lecture halls to be used by multiple academic departments to enhance the learning environment.