Scranton’s Beacon for STEM
The Loyola Science Center is a student-centered facility with collaborative spaces that promote the effective collision of ideas.
- 76 faculty offices
- 21 study areas
- 16 classrooms
- 6 seminar spaces
- Café & common spaces
- “Smart” lecture hall
- Greenhouse & vivarium
- Computer Science
- New construction: 166,500 GSF
- Renovation: 76,900 GSF
- Construction cost: $319.60/GSF
- LEED® Gold design
“The planning process for this facility was really a growth process for us – as individual faculty members and as a university. It helped us think about where we want to be in the future and where the future of scientific research at undergraduate institutions is heading.”
Professor Janice Voltzow, Chair of Biology
EYP architects and engineers contribute to the public dialogue on promoting STEM education through articles and presentations detailing the latest innovations in collaborative, discovery-based environments.
No Such Thing as Good Vibrations in Science
Vibration control is a critical issue in building design, especially for science facilities where vibrations can disrupt experiments and adversely impact sensitive laboratory equipment.
Frank Lancaster discusses the engineering solution devised to overcome unique site challenges at the University of Scranton, whose new Loyola Science Center is located above abandoned mine shafts and adjacent to a rail line.
Hit the Energy Trifecta with Cogeneration
Steve Bosland discusses the multiple energy benefits cogeneration can bring to large-scale facilities.
Space allocation benchmarks for faculty research labs
Charles Kirby and Toni Loiacano share the evolution of the research lab and evaluate the merits of single, shared, and multi-researcher labs.
Financial Models for Reinventing Older Facilities
Charles Kirby and Kip Ellis explain how to turn antiquated science buildings into platforms for economic growth.
Fume Hoods & Energy Efficiency
Charles Kirby and Bob Kennedy discuss how hood selection, heat recovery, and other strategies can yield huge energy savings.
Our behavioral research program is assessing how the built environment of STEM facilities impacts student learning, fosters cross-disciplinary inquiry, and builds intellectual community.
Why EYP is conducting research
EYP architects and engineers know that buildings can and do influence culture.
We put Science on Display to create environments that will help engage more students in the STEM fields. To go beyond the anecdotal evidence that our designs achieve this goal, we have developed a research protocol to gather hard data that demonstrates the actual impact of our designs.
Initial data demonstrates that five scales of informal learning spaces are essential to creating an inviting and effective intellectual community environment: large-scale atria and commons; individual and small group study areas; faculty/student breakout spaces; laboratory write-up areas; and department lounges.
Plan to Evaluate the Impact of STEM Buildings on College and University Campuses
Volume 1: Dimensions of Assessment
VP of Design & Expertise
Leila leads EYP’s Research program.
Soft Spaces: The New Glue for Science Education
Hard data from multiple sites demonstrates the vital role of informal study spaces in science centers.
Trends in Space Allocation at Educational Research Laboratories
Institutions can accommodate both researchers and students by strategically allocating lab space fairly and efficiently.
EYP’s technology research program is assessing and contributing to the development of next-generation tools and technologies for energy efficiency and sustainability – learn more >
EYP designs sustainable, interdisciplinary STEM facilities – new construction, renovation, and adaptive use – that support collaborative discovery-based learning and research.
Wheaton College, Mars Center for Science & Technology
From STEM to STEAM – advancing a unique interdisciplinary Connections Curriculum.
Union College, Peter Irving Wold Center
A teaching tool for sustainability – The Wold Center is transforming the way students learn science and engineering.
College of the Holy Cross, Integrated Science Complex
Come inside, stay inside – The Integrated Science Complex has everyone working collaboratively.
Trinity University, Center for the Sciences and Innovation
Innovative, fun, and interactive – Trinity’s students share what they like about their new facility.
MCLA, Center for Science and Innovation
Public-Private Partnership – The Center for Science & Innovation is driving economic development through education, research, and outreach.
New York University, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
Vertical scientific community – This state-of-the-art research center is a global destination for interdisciplinary work.
See over twenty science projects in our Science Portfolio >
North Atlantic Regional ConferenceEYP presenting “Collaborative Learning Environments” Boston, MA | event info >April 2-4
Laboratory Design ConferenceEYP and UMBC co-presenting “End-game Strategies: Meeting Day-One Expectations” Boston, MA | event info >April 8-11
Academic Facilities CouncilEYP Science Expert Charles Kirby and Project Director Jeremy Oberc presenting on STEM & collaborative teaching facilities Stanford, CA | event info >
Higher Education Sector Leader
John Baxter is passionate about higher education. He has dedicated more than 25 years of his career to helping colleges and universities realize their vision and strategic goals through integrated A/E design projects. John has provided executive-level leadership to design teams on hundreds of complex projects throughout the U.S.