Legat Architects


Two bridges pass over the atrium, which offers living room-like alcoves for students to gather. A slim skylight runs the length of the atrium and fills the space with natural light.



187 rooftop photovoltaic panels help power parts of the facility. One roof has a parapet so that classes can come out and explore the panels.

Sun-smart Façade

The south-facing façade allows natural light to fill the labs, but also provides shading in the summer to reduce solar heat gain.


“The labs don’t have the drab industrial feel of utilitarian labs. All the natural light coming in improves student and faculty moods.”


Light-filled Labs

Sloped ceilings and ten-foot-tall south-facing windows fill second- and third-floor chemistry labs with natural light.

Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics

The first-floor automation, robotics, and mechatronics lab doubles the size of the previous space. Students learn about mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems.


“We can completely rearrange the room in no time and hook up the trainers anywhere because of the abundance of air lines and outlets in the floor.”



The first floor houses four labs and a central control room in the college’s Laser/Photonics/Optics program. Lab equipment ranges from instruments that measure light wavelength to lasers that cut through metal.

High Purity

A tank in the mechanical suite holds 1,000 gallons of high-purity water used for lab faucets.