The Center for Science and Business was constructed on a prominent campus location: adjacent to the campus gateway and facing Broadway Avenue, the main street through Monmouth, Illinois.
In the southwest corner of the campus, the Center anchors a new quad, captures unused green space, and serves as a great recruiting tool.
With a neo-Georgian style that incorporates itself into the existing architectural context, the Center for Science and Business is an eye-catching building that uses its presence to underscore Monmouth’s dedication to these two disciplines and their various faculties.
“Our labs are well-designed with clear sight lines, great lighting, and a superb use of space. As a research advisor, I can view my research students working without having to enter the rooms.”Bradley E. Sturgeon, Ph. D, Department of Chemistry, Monmouth College
The idea was simple: locate as many faculty offices as possible around a common great room.
With 50% of the faculty offices in the Center for Science and Business seeded around a common space, students and faculty are always bumping into each other, outside of their disciplines, and outside of the classroom setting.
With proximity comes community and a culture of shared space that moves beyond the traditional separation of student to faculty or major to major.
The faculty really bought into the shared, collective use of space and office distribution. During the design and construction phases, individual professors started reserving their offices, and they didn’t group by department.
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