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Whittier College, Science & Learning Center



Whittier College


  • David Hart
  • Bob Lavey
  • Joseph Sion
  • Vikas Shrestha
  • David Evans
  • Josie Park
  • Edmund Rivera
  • Charrisse Johnston
  • Michael Miller
  • Andrea Stalker
  • Juan Garcia
  • Charles Thornton
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Project Description

During a master planning effort in 2012, Steinberg worked in concert with Whittier College to identify an opportunity to renovate and better utilize the 1966 Stauffer Science Building, rather than build a new expansion. The newly named “Science and Learning Center” will embody a modern science pedagogy built on the tenets of interdisciplinary study and social collaboration. The renovation intends to make the iconic building a new campus hub while putting “science on display.” Steinberg is currently completing Construction Administration for the renovation project, which includes re-planning the entire building into collaborative learning environments, seismic and accessibility upgrades, new utility infrastructure and equipment, redesign of the building exterior skin to “display science,” and a 5th level penthouse activation with outdoor learning environments, a green roof and gathering spaces. The existing building slab has been cut to create a two story building lobby that also supports a student study space, coupled with new building identity entry points.

anticipated 2016

Whittier College

Learning environments, student collaboration areas, research labs, lab support, faculty offices, student social space, major campus entry hub.

Roof top terrace learning deck, two story building lobby/learning hub, new building identity, sculptural stair within lobby. Teaching Laboratories, Research Laboratories, Lab Support Spaces, Classrooms, Student Study Spaces

Master Planning, Programming, Architecture

Project Delivery Method
Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP)
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