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Monmouth College - Center for Science and Business

Fresh ideas for two disciplines

  • $33M

    Project Value

  • 140K

    Square Feet

  • 50


  • Monmouth, Illinois

    Monmouth, Illinois

Creating a facility that fosters collaboration between departments

The Center for Science and Business was the first new building on campus in four decades, and our expertise in facilities for both disciplines created the perfect match for Monmouth College. The goal was to create a teaching and research facility that fostered interdepartmental collaboration in the areas of business and science—an interesting challenge, since the two disciplines were so different.

It was the largest capital campaign in the college’s history, and we were able to help from the very beginning. By developing conceptual images in the programming phase, Monmouth College had instant marketing materials to put in front of donors, creating a buzz for the building and a jump-start to the fund-raising process.

With an unconventional combination of academic departments, we fostered a unique learning environment. The building reflects this ideology through the use of the Great Room as well as shared classrooms and gathering spaces that provide serendipitous learning spaces’—places where students and faculty casually and accidentally interact. Our team was with the College every step of the way, assisting with fundraising and managing the budget to deliver the completed project under budget.

At a Glance


The best kind of partnership

Each spring, Monmouth College offers computerized tax preparation and e-filing (federal and Illinois state) at no cost to the taxpayer through a partnership with the VITA program.

Meet Our Team

David Linamen, Principal

Truly great design is a product of endless passion and intense commitment, with success measured in outcome and not in hours.

Paul Pohlod, Principal

Architects and engineers continue to merge in relentless pursuit of excellence and with collaboration and passion achieve true integration.

Michael Reagan, Vice President, Buildings

The laboratories we plan and design may ultimately contribute to the discovery of something that will significantly and positively impact our lives.

Katharine Land, Senior Interior Designer

I believe that we can improve the daily experience of end users by providing unexpected yet inspiring spaces.

David Linamen


Paul Pohlod


Michael  Reagan

Vice President, Buildings

Katharine Land

Senior Interior Designer

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