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Marian University - Dr. Richard & Leslie Ridenour Science Center

Enhance educational opportunities through elevated facilities

Marian University was looking to enhance their campus by expanding and renovating their existing two-story science facility. The addition includes eight highly adaptable science instructional laboratories for chemistry, biology, forensics, and ecology, open collaborative and “intentional collision” areas, a Physics Teaching Laboratory, a Research Laboratory and several active learning classrooms.

The goal was to create a facility that not only attracts new students and faculty by dramatically enhancing the educational experience, but become a space where students want to be. The building was designed to engage campus foot traffic with a variety of carefully implemented entrances, corridors and landscaping. The building’s engineering systems ensure it meets Marian University's sustainability goals as a “high-performance” facility.

The facility includes a two-story atrium that floods natural light into the space, enticing occupants to gather while allowing maximum transparency between buildings.

Watch this video to see how Marian University's new science center helps attract new students and faculty while also engaging the campus community.