Loyola Science Center
The Loyola Science Center serves as the home for all the natural sciences research and instruction at The University of Scranton. While its primary purpose is to house the existing Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics/EE departments and programs currently associated with these departments, it is designed to serve as a center for collaborative learning for all members of the campus and community. It is our goal to make science accessible and welcome to all, and to highlight science as a human endeavor.
The facility incorporates today's most innovative science teaching techniques into a dynamic, modern design that includes inviting spaces for student/faculty collaboration, visible glass-walled laboratories and the efficiencies of using shared instrumentation. This center encourages collaborative learning and promotes effective intellectual collisions between and among faculty, students, and members of the community.
Designed for Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the center includes a nearly 150,000-square-foot, four-story new structure on what used to be a parking lot along Monroe Avenue and Ridge Row. The new building is seamlessly integrated into nearly 50,000 square feet of renovated space in the Harper McGinnis Wing of St. Thomas Hall. The design includes an entrance into St. Thomas Hall and the science center from the Commons.Click here for an overview of the design, or select the links on the left for more details.
- Overview and Conceptual Background
- Design Specifications
- People Behind the Project
- LSC and the Curriculum