Inside Look: Science Centers

An article in University Business highlights several new science buildings, including the IDEA Center at Austin College.

The caption for the building for which Page served as executive architect reads: 

Not-so-mad science lab: Austin College’s LEED Gold IDEA (Inquiry, Discovery, Entrepreneurship and Access) Center comprises 32 laboratory classrooms, 40 offices, 16 lecture rooms and a 108-seat auditorium. The new Sherman, Texas, facility, which opened in August 2013 and cost $38 million, is home to the environmental science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics departments. The IDEA Center is also home to the Adams Observatory, which houses a 24-inch telescope similar in design to NASA’s Hubble Telescope. Here, students work in the biology lab. Design architect: Shepley Bulfinch (Boston); Executive architect: Page Southerland Page (Dallas); Contractor: Hunt Construction Group (Indianapolis); Observatory contractor: Observa-Dhome (Jackson, Miss.)

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Lynn Russo Whylly, University Business