Photo by Warren Jagger

Solution

Brandeis University, Carl J. Shapiro Science Center

Waltham, MA

Completion

2011

Awards

2011 Honor Award, Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component, Society for College and University Planning
2011 Higher Education: Citation for Design, Boston Society of Architects
2009 Merit Awards for Design Excellence, AIA New England
2009 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects

The Carl J. Shapiro Science Center project consisted of 155,000 sq ft of new construction, 40,000 sq ft of renovated space, and infrastructure upgrades.  The existing science complex comprises eight main buildings and several secondary structures built in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.  The project included a new, six-level research and teaching facility for biology, biochemistry, and physical chemistry; a connector building; a new central utility plant; and a new utility tunnel beneath the building.  SGH provided structural design and building enclosure design consulting for the new construction and renovation project.