Integrated Science Facility
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
Carleton College has made a big investment in the field of sciences with the new construction and renovation of existing spaces to become the Integrated Science Facility. The goals of the new and renovated spaces are to support integrated science education, support student-faculty research, enhance the strengths of current Carleton facilities and have the new and renovated spaces be flexible and adaptable. All of the sciences—including biology, chemistry, cognitive science, computer science, geology, physics/astronomy and psychology have been brought together to accomplish these goals.
This complex project had many phases, beginning with the relocation of Chemistry and Geology offices, classrooms and labs housed in Mudd Hall, which was demolished to make way for the new construction of Evelyn M. Anderson Hall that connects to the existing Olin Hall to the north and Hulings Hall to the west. Anderson Hall's atrium, primarily constructed of glass, now connects the new construction to the two existing buildings. Some of the renovations to Olin and Hulings Halls occurred simultaneously with the construction of Anderson, but a majority of the renovation of these two buildings followed the completion of the new construction in fall 2019. Renovations were complete for the start of fall classes in 2020.
Upon completion of both new construction and renovation, the complex includes 12 new or renovated teaching labs, 6 new classrooms, multiple computer labs, several collaborative spaces for students and faculty members, and a dedicated “maker space,” where people can fabricate metal objects and use 3-D printers to build prototypes. Wet laboratories that offer distilled, ultrapure, and chilled water, pressurized and liquefied gases, 220-volt power, fume hoods, and specialized storage for chemicals are located in both Anderson and Hulings Halls. Dry labs are located in Olin Hall, which also has collaborative research space.
The project has a net zero increase in energy use even though the new facility will add over 50,000 square feet. Click on the link below to see Carleton's East Energy Station Project details.
- new: 51,672 sf
- renovation: 60,000 sf
Campfire light display - designed by Studio Joseph architectural firm in New York, New York. Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) design award winner.
Construction Time Lapse of Evelyn M. Anderson Hall
Construction Progress Photos