Chapman University’s 145,000 Keck Center for Science and Engineering opens today, Oct. 11, to help prepare students to meet the needs of the physics, medical, and engineering industries.
Designed by AC Martin, the facility emphasizes a cross-discipline approach that includes seven student collaboration areas, 45 research and teaching labs, 50 faculty offices, and an outdoor amphitheater. The design was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School architectural style and features transparent walls to provide insight into the work being done within the labs.
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Among the Keck Center’s sustainability features are an innovative cooling system to decrease energy use, windows that electronically change tint to control heat and light, and a green roof that recycles 100% of storm water runoff.