- The Pennsylvania State University
- 96,000 Square Feet
- $22 Million
- Architect, Interior Designer
- LEED Status
This strategically planned expansion of the School of Forest Resources meets the demand of a future ten years and includes state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories. A central celebratory atrium serves as the primary venue for informal meetings among students, faculty, and staff.
The building was the first lab building and second project overall at Penn State to achieve LEED Silver certification for sustainable design. Green features include a green roof which is monitored by researchers of the University.
An extensive application of Pennsylvania hardwoods was utilized in the project and designed four red maple laminated beams requiring more than 10,000 board feet (3,000+ meters) of material as the primary roof supports.