Loyola Science Center Information and Fun Facts

09/28/12

Unique information about the facility

• The Science Building is the academic heart of campus. It is fitting that it bears the name of Saint Ignatius.

• The building’s transparency reinforces the notion that science is truly a human endeavor – an idea crucial to the University’s mission.

• The new $85 million center, with its state-of-the-art design, will serve as a vital recruiting tool and will boost the success of the University’s science programs.

• The stone used within the Loyola Science building came from the West Mountain Quarry. The same source as the historic Scranton Estate.

Unique information about Science at Scranton

• In its premedical program alone, Scranton since 1980 has placed an average of more than 45 students per year into American schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and veterinary medicine, often in the most prestigious institutions in the country.

• Since 1999, the acceptance rate of Scranton applicants to medical, dental and other health professions schools has averaged 79% with acceptance rates for individual years ranging from 65% to 100%.

• More than 50% of Scranton students in sciences, engineering, technology and mathematics participate in research.

• The building’s design emphasizes and encourages an interdisciplinary collaboration, one of the fastest growing trends in science education and research.

Quick Facts

Total Square Footage: Approximately 200,000

Square Footage Phase One: Approximately 150,000 (new construction)

Square Footage Phase Two: Approximately 50,000 (renovation)

Project Cost: $85 million (largest capital project in history of the University)

“Green” Construction: Designed for Silver LEED certification

Architect: EYP, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering P.C

Construction Manager: The Quandel Group Inc., Scranton

Groundbreaking: May 14, 2009

Dedication Date: Sept. 28, 2012

Academic Departments Housed in Center: Biology, Chemistry, Computing Sciences, Physics/Electrical Engineering and Mathematics


Loyola Science Center Fun Facts

• The four air handling units can fill the 207,000 cubic foot Goodyear Blimp in little over one minute.

• The concrete mat slab for the building weighs 29,771,000 pounds, about as much as 2,300 large African elephants.

• The building includes roughly 190 miles of networking cable.

• Teaching Labs – 25,800 sq. ft = about 5 1⁄2 Basketball courts

• Research Labs – 26,700 sq. ft = about 5 1⁄2 Basketball courts

• Students selected all classroom and public seating

LSC Exterior

Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662