This engineering and molecular biology building is a visible statement of Smith’s leadership and innovation in science education. Technologically it is state of the art; aesthetically, it is a 21st century facility that is highly sympathetic to its largely Victorian context. While the current site is small, it is just the first phase in a far-reaching vision to develop a new campus precinct that interweaves institutional and neighborhood character. This project also demonstrates the College’s commitment to sustainability and was designed as a teaching tool about sustainable building and site initiatives.
Towers|Golde assisted the Master Planning effort and subsequently designed this site to accommodate complex circulation patterns and complement the original Olmstedian campus design. Additionally, T|G collaborated with the design team and faculty in the creation of several green roofs, the implementation of storm and ground water management strategies, and the use of sustainable materials.