64,000 GSF, 5,945 M2
Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Science, Interior Architecture, Lab Planning, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design, Programming
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) LEED-NC-Gold
Construction & Design Award Honorable Mention, Honor Award, M Award for Excellence in Masonry Design
2030 challenge, classroom, cool roof, daylighting, daylighting analysis, efficient lighting, energy efficiency, energy modeling, energy recovery, exterior sun shading, faith-based, fusion facility, green design, indoor environmental quality, instructional laboratory, learning environment, leed, lighting controls, passive cooling, passive solar, research laboratory, right-sizing, salvaged material, stem, stormwater management, sustainability, sustainable building, sustainable design, sustainable material, united states green building council, usgbc, walkable community
Prior to the Franciscan Center for Science and Media, Madonna University had not constructed a new building since 1964. Growing enrollment and curriculum advancements required a cutting-edge facility that would lift the spirits of the users, enhance the beauty of the campus, and promote community interaction while setting an example of environmental stewardship. The new 64,000 square foot center successfully filled this 40-year gap, providing advanced digital media technology and science laboratories that enrich students’ hands-on experiences. Classrooms, offices, a 150-seat lecture hall, café and gathering area bring students from all majors together under one roof. The building, certified LEED-NC Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the first certified green building for the University and the City of Livonia.