Grace College’s vision for the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex was to create a modern science building that will inspire and excite students about the college’s growing science programs.Read More
The project includes the renovation of the 1976 Cooley Science Center and an additional 13,000 sf of new construction. A central theme throughout the project is bridging to create connections, both literally and figuratively. The upper level bridge overlooking the two-story atrium connects the renovated labs with new labs in the addition while providing views out to the woods, strengthening the visual connection to nature and the community.
New multi-purpose labs serve as flexible teaching and research spaces, a round classroom introduces a new teaching pedagogy to the campus encouraging student participation and active learning, and the building serves as a new home for the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams which conducts research and engages the community through learning and outreach programs. A variety of study and soft seating areas are provided throughout the complex to promote collaboration among students and faculty.