This new Science Building at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is designed into a sloping area of the campus south of the main quad of buildings. The program includes five new research and teaching labs along with faculty offices, student collaboration spaces, private research labs, traditional lab support/storage spaces, and possibly some dedicated space for the new botany curriculum. The highly sustainable building’s many green features include a geothermal HVAC system and a green/vegetated roof.
The design process for the new science building has been very dynamic. It is based on a significant amount of faculty and student engagement which has shaped the final program and design. The energy and excitement brought to the process by the students has, and will continue to be, instrumental in the success of the new building.