Long Beach, California
164,000 GSF, 15,236 M2
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Lab Planning, Programming
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Housing 29 modern teaching labs and 31 research labs for use by faculty, this new Hall of Science features an open-space design that promotes lively interaction, integrated research and education, as well as the cross-disciplinary pursuits that are hallmarks of contemporary practice.
The Hall of Science replaces teaching and research labs that were more than 50 years old with durable, flexible facilities. Yet it also allows access to four large lecture halls equipped with the latest innovations in instructional technology as well as marine biology labs, vivarium and clean rooms. On the rooftop, three botanical greenhouses and an astronomy pad for telescopes add valuable, usable space for student teaching and research projects.
The entry design is carefully crafted to welcome students to the sciences. A landscaped berm guides visitors inside while minimizing the scale of ground-level auditoria. The main lobby presents a "gallery for the sciences,” with display and exhibit cases and generous access from Friendship Walk.
Once inside, the new students enjoy laboratories are equipped with flexible equipment and benches, allowing for different orientations for instructional spaces.
CSU Long Beach Hall of Science
CSULB dedicates new Hall of Science, the largest capital building project in campus's 62-year history.
CSU Long Beach Green Building
Surpassing Green Standards in Science Buildings.
A Study in Conservation
CSU Long Beach Hall of Science: A Study in Conservation