Fort Lewis College | Berndt Hall Biology Addition and Renovation

  • $16M
  • 32,000 SF
  • 2010
  • LEED Gold

The design for the Berndt Hall Biology Renovation at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO involved partial demolition of an existing single story structure and the infill of a 3-level lab, classroom, and office facility.

The basement level houses Zoology teaching labs with support prep rooms as well as specialized Specimen and Herpetological Rooms. Located on the south side of the ground level are several Agriculture labs with support prep rooms and a greenhouse. Supporting staff offices flank the north wall, looking into a featured landscape area in the void created between the renovated portion of the building and the new Chemistry Building to the north.

The second level features four Biology Labs and supporting prep rooms. Staff offices line the north wall and the student/staff seminar room at the northeast corner has views over the Berndt Hall quad and new Chemistry Building. A roof top mechanical penthouse serves the new addition’s air flow requirements.

The Lab classrooms and prep support areas feature fixed casework in a classic classroom configuration to fit the programs’ needs. They also feature specialized equipment such as chemical fume hoods, autoclaves, and a growth room to support the greenhouse.

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