New science building opens in upstate New York
C onstruction was recently completed on St. Lawrence University's Johnson Hall of Science, a new 120,000-sf building for the Canton, N.Y., school's biology and chemistry departments. Johnson Hall was designed by KlingStubbins of Cambridge, Mass., in association with Croxton Collaborative Architects of New York. Responding to an increased focus on research in the university's science curriculum, the design produced a state-of-the-art science facility for physics, geology, math and computer sciences, environmental science, and psychology. Using a traditional palette of stone and brick, the firms used generous amounts of glass in the building's facade to modernize the facility's appearance while respecting the institutional surroundings.