Emory University, Mathematics & Science Center
This 140,000 square foot project provides space for teaching and research in Environmental Studies, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. In addition, the facility includes a 3,000 square foot “virtual sciences library,” a 40 seat distance learning classroom, a 60-person planetarium and a 20-person observatory facility. The “virtual sciences library” adds technology, staff and reference support for the physical science community. The distance learning classroom allows users to originate video and audio conferences. A cafe and atrium bring this diverse science community together. The observatory houses a two meter Cassegrain telescope. Finally, the 35-foot diameter, 60-seat planetarium is designed to function as both an A/V equipped classroom and an astronomy teaching laboratory. The project has achieved LEED Certification.