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Biola University, Center for Science, Technology & Health

La Mirada, California

This prominent new building on Biola’s campus provides a state-of-the-art teaching and research space for all of the college’s undergraduate science, engineering, mathematics and health programs. The architecture balances a progressive design while conveying Biola’s message of faith and learning. To meet the site and client constraints, the designers developed a highly efficient plan that reduced costs and allowed for greater flexibility and future reconfiguration through modular lab spaces. The new Center for Science, Technology & Health contains 24 laboratories, faculty offices and classrooms. On each floor, collaboration areas foster student-faculty and interdisciplinary collaboration and double as circulation spaces. A greenhouse, observatory and solar photovoltaic arrays are accessible on the rooftop.