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 café 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.
“Cooper Carry found innovative solutions for designs within our budget, while maintaining the commitment to the Emory Standards. They understood the importance of making buildings both functional and appealing. The finished project was of high quality and all laboratories, offices, and classrooms were state-of-the-art. Also The Center was the first LEED designed structure for Emory College. This process was time consuming and necessitated close collaboration.” — Nancy Bayly, Emory College