Building as learning tool

The Science & Tech design team placed a high priority on insuring that the building was transparent to students, both literally and figuratively. Exposed structural and mechanical systems offer insight into the building’s inner workings, while also giving the building a streamlined, high-tech look and feel. Clear plastic polycarbonate wall panels in the gallery reveal the metal studs, electrical wiring, thermal insulation, and piping within the building’s exterior wall cavities.

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