Center for Integrated Sciences’ East Wing is taking shape
As the second phase of construction for Skidmore’s Center for Integrated Sciences advances on schedule this summer, President Marc Conner helped commemorate an important 这是该项目东翼提升的里程碑.
Just two weeks after the building’s first brick was laid on June 15, President Conner picked up a trowel on June 30 to set in place a ceremonial brick in the nearly completed 东墙.
“This is a great day as we continue to see incredible progress in this game-changing project for Skidmore’s 学生, 教师 and staff,” said President Conner. “这些 beautiful, well-equipped new facilities are expanding learning and research opportunities not only in the 科学, but between and among so many areas of study at the College.”
东翼和新翼 Dana — the renovation of the newer portion of Dana Science Center — comprise Phase II of construction and are slated to open in time for the fall 2022 学期.
The East Wing will be home to the IdeaLab makerspace, a core component of the CIS project that represents the spirit of integrative learning at the heart of this largest 学院历史上的学术创举. 作为协作和跨部门的中心 synergy, 学生 and 教师 will work collaboratively and across disciplines in the new space to explore creative solutions to some of today’s pressing issues.
Other key features of the East Wing include the Skidmore Analytical Interdisciplinary Laboratory (SAIL) and the building’s grand atrium, also known as the “living room” 顺式的.
“This current work is interesting — it is the new building of the East Wing, but it is also the renovating of New Dana and blending the two buildings together,” said Pat Fehling, associate dean of the 教师 and professor for health and human physiological 科学. “In the new spaces, you will see the exterior brick from New Dana in the 画廊空间的内部.“这个作品是新与旧的碰撞， 这很令人兴奋.”
The East Wing will house Skidmore’s Biology and Chemistry departments, as well as 一些神经科学研究实验室. 环境研究和科学 已被分享 的附件 swing space building on campus with the Physics and Geo科学 departments since fall 2020, will also be relocated to the East Wing and New Dana.
Once the East Wing and New Dana are completed in 2022, a full renovation of Old Dana 将开始. Also a two-year project, the anticipated completion of this third phase of construction in 2024 will mark the completion of the entire CIS complex.
The Health and Human Physiological Sciences, Psychology and Physics departments and the Neuroscience Program will move into the renovated Old Dana space, rounding out the placement of all 10 of Skidmore’s science departments and programs and more than 一个中心有90名教职员工.
独联体的第一阶段， 北翼, was completed and opened in time for the fall 2020 学期 and is home to the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics and Statistics, in addition to some chemistry 和生物学类. It houses the Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center (SMIC), whose collection of microscopes rivals those of larger research institutions, and features 58 laboratories and classrooms and 21 教师 and staff offices.
The first building in Skidmore’s history to be LEED-certified, 北翼 also reflects a commitment to sustainability at Skidmore that remains a key priority in 第二和第三阶段的设计. 一个新的地下地热系统 housed in 北翼 will heat and cool all 200,000 square feet of the CIS.
Skidmore officially celebrated the completion of 北翼 in late March during an outdoor, socially distanced ceremony.
The Capital Region’s own MLB Construction is managing the project, currently overseeing 现场大约有20个不同的承包商.