University of Wisconsin-Platteville at Baraboo

Significant engagement from students and faculty helped create a university science building with sustainable features.

Need: Accommodate for 21st-Century program curriculum

Solution: Design a sustainable science building

Result: A new science facility that supports university curriculum with multiple laboratories and collaboration areas

A low building is nestled into the hilly natural landscape

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Baraboo, WI


20,000 sq ft

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Sustainable Design

The facility features five new research and teaching labs along with faculty offices, student collaboration spaces, and private research labs.

The highly sustainable Baraboo campus building is built into the site’s sloping topography and located just south of the campus’s main quad of buildings. It uses many green features, including a geothermal HVAC system and a green/vegetated roof.

A new classroom features lab tables and equipment
A lecture room flows with large windows into the hall and the outdoors
A broad view of the new building blending into the colors and elevation of the surrounding landscape

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