As the first new building designed under the LMU Campus Master Plan, the science center at the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering establishes new campus aesthetic standards for a modern, interdisciplinary facility for biology, chemistry and natural science. The science center, designed by CO Architects in Los Angeles, contains teaching labs, support space, faculty offices, classrooms, shared public spaces, a 300-seat auditorium, and an active learning classroom with three side-by-side joined interactive projectors and a 370-vehicle underground parking garage.
The objectives of achieving interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability and connectivity informed the design process, resulting in a prominent building with features that serve as teaching tools. The design used the Labs 21 environmental benchmarking criteria and the building has achieved LEED Gold Certification.
Vantage’s involvement started in conceptual design, and included extensive involvement with technology program development, budget forecasting and building stakeholder consensus.
Systems design work included CAD drawings, technology specifications, bidding and construction administration.
- 50 faculty and staff offices
- 34 teaching or research laboratories
- 7,300 square feet of laboratory support space
- 3 conference rooms
- A green roof and outdoor laboratory
- Technology Program Development
- System Design and Documentation
- RFP Development/Vendor Selection
- Implementation Oversight
- Infrastructure Planning
- Architectural/Engineering Design Support
Loyola Marymount Life Sciences Building: http://cse.lmu.edu/about/timeline/
CO Architects: http://coarchitects.com/