James Madison University Integrated Science and Technology Complex
This new complex of buildings provided JMU over a ten-year-period, two interconnected science buildings for their new College of Integrated Science and Technology. Linked by pedestrian bridges, the two buildings (91,000-square-foot Phase 1 and 88,000-square-foot Phase 3) include learning laboratories, flexible wet and dry laboratories and support spaces, media and computer-intensive classrooms and labs, a jury room for peer review of student projects, conferencing spaces, and offices for faculty and graduate students.
The chemistry and physics programs are integrated with the existing lab facilities to create particular opportunities for the emerging materials science program. Flexible lab modules adapt easily to multiple uses and feature both teaching labs and smaller instructional labs to provide opportunities for guided undergraduate research. Key to the success of both buildings is the arrangement of teaching and research laboratories and the adaptability of those spaces to be reconfigured for a variety of uses. The 4,000 data connections in the building significantly contribute to the overall flexibility. Teaching and research laboratories include biology, microscopy, instrumentation, materials testing, product development, telecommunications, engineering and manufacturing, operating systems design, environmental sciences, information and knowledge management, media, biotechnology, physical science, laser/optics labs, and physics.
Page/SST Planners provided programming services. For Phases I and III, CRSS/HOK and HLM Design were the Design Architects for the two buildings.