University of South Carolina, Instructional Chemistry Lab Building
Certified: LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council
- Lab Manager’s Award for Special Mention for Adaptive Reuse, Sustainability Award, 2021
- Historic Columbia Award, New Construction in Historic District, 2020
- AIA South Carolina, Adoptive Reuse Merit Design Award, 2020
- AIA Columbia, Honor Award, 2020
Repurposing a former Law School in the heart of a tight urban campus provided an economically and sustainable approach to meeting the increasing demand for undergraduate chemistry teaching spaces.
A complete gutting and abatement of approximately 180,000 SF of a 1970’s structure created three floors of state-of-the-art laboratories for Honors Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Physical and Analytical Chemistry, the new classrooms and undergraduate laboratories provide a highly transparent environment for USC students and faculty which puts safety and science on display.
The design team prepared separate bidding packages for demolition and abatement followed by the fit-out construction documents.
The renovation was completed in 2020 and includes a new entrance atrium, student gathering, and multiple collaboration spaces.
In association with EYP