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28 APRIL 2016

Lone Star College - University Park Breaks Ground on New Center for Science & Innovation


Groundbreaking for new Lone Star College Center for Science & Innovation Building

HOUSTON, TEXAS — The new Center for Science & Innovation broke ground Thursday morning, April 28, on the Lone Star College – University Park campus at the intersection of University Park Campus Drive and Compaq Center Drive West.
Designed by Kirksey Architecture, the facility will provide students with a 21st century learning environment and focus on STEM curriculum.
The 50,000-sf three-story building serves as a campus-defining landmark and celebration of the sciences. Fostering a connection between the existing campus and the proposed campus extension, the new Center for Science & Innovation will attract students, faculty and visitors and will serve as a beacon for high quality education at Lone Star College.
With a north-facing atrium, the building features 12 full laboratories. On each story, four labs are connected to the south by a continuous preparatory area thoughtfully laid out with storage, work tables and space to prepare experiments. Collaborative multi-use spaces give students access to the latest technology as well as individual study spaces. The heavily wooded site includes an outdoor learning classroom, a botany garden, walking trail and interactive rock garden.
Expected to open in the fall of 2017, the building will serve LSC’s growing student population.
PHOTO CAPTION: Members of Kirksey’s Education and Collegiate teams attend the groundbreaking for LSC-University Park’s Center for Science & Innovation on April 28, 2016. Pictured left to right: Dillard Delafosse; Will Turner, AIA; Bill Dwyer, AIA; Gary Machicek, AIA, LEED AP; Jody Henry, AIA, LEED AP; and Collegiate Team Leader Steve Durham, AIA, LEED AP. Not shown: Jason Kite; and Cynthia Helm, AIA.

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