Integrated Science Center – Phases 1 and 2
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
McPherson Design Group provided contract documents for the design of Phases I and II of the Integrated Science Center at the College of William and Mary. The initial design study reviewed the modernization and expansion of Rogers Hall and Millington Halls to form a fully integrated state-of-the-art laboratory facility for the Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry Departments. The building is a structural steel building with brick exterior. There are research laboratories, teaching laboratories, meeting areas, and faculty offices, but no classrooms – “William and Mary’s philosophy is to foster collaborative creativity among scientists and researchers”. The building was designed to accommodate a wide variety of research interests, with a focus on ventilation systems for the chemistry labs (vented, enclosed workspaces behind sash doors), special rooms and cooling units for the biology labs for various samples, space for generators in case of power failure, etc. The new Integrated Science Center provided a blank slate for lab design and has conference rooms and dedicated space for all of the various scientific disciplines.