The new learning center allows UGA’s science students more opportunities for interactive learning.
ATLANTA (September 15, 2016) – Atlanta-based architecture and interior design firm tvsdesign is joining with the University of Georgia (UGA) to celebrate the complete construction of the Science Learning Center. UGA tapped tvsdesign and HDR, Inc. to design the 122,500 sf facility that is the epicenter of scientific learning on campus.
The $48 million project is located on the southwest corner of the D.W. Brooks Pedestrian Mall near the Stegeman Colliseum, the Science Learning Center is home to undergraduate science classes for university students, as well as a multitude of self- study areas for group projects and individual learning.
“The Science Learning Center at UGA is designed to be a magnet for the sciences – drawing students in and enticing them to stay after their classes, with a variety of collaborative work locations, sizes and furnishings for students to study individually or in groups. Every personality can find a place in which they feel comfortable. Corridors have windows into labs to show the science learning within, provoke curiosity and to share the abundant daylight of the labs. The building has been bustling since it opened.” Robert Balke
The three-story learning center is the hub for teaching undergraduate science courses in chemistry, biological sciences and physics with the goal of motivating students to pursue careers in the STEM fields, a collection of science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors that comprised nearly 21% of degrees awarded by UGA in 2015.
Two SCALE-UP, Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs, classrooms, along with 33 separate undergraduate laboratories, two 280-seat, interactive lecture halls and building and lab support areas and offices, are housed in this facility.
“This impressive facility represents a transformation of science education at the University of Georgia,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead.
The Science Learning Center is now open to students.
tvsdesign is a firm of architects and designers that creates landmark buildings and signature spaces around the world. Award-winning projects range from centers for learning to dynamic places for work, convention centers to aquariums, mixed-use destinations to retail showcases, and corporate campuses to hotels. From seeing the real potential in a project to finding smart solutions to complex design challenges, tvsdesign’s process enables its team to imagine more for clients. For more information, please visit tvsdesign.com or @tvsdesign.
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