New Science Center
Cheney University, 2014
CuetoKEARNEYdesign was selected by the Department of General Services and Cheyney University as the lead professionals for the design of the New Science Center at Cheyney. Originally conceived as a renovation of the existing 1970 Carver Science Building, the project was re-defined as a new building following a feasibility and campus planning report prepared by CKd. The 40,000 square foot, $17m project is targeted for LEED Silver and includes chemistry, biology and physics labs, general lecture, computer science, faculty spaces as well as a planetarium.
This is the first new building on the Cheyney Campus in 35 years demonstrating Cheyney’s commitment to the sciences. The building will be located in the academic core of the campus, a beacon highly visible from the campus ring road and public parking, addressing both overall campus and individual student realms. The light-filled glassy head house provides a dynamic and inviting visual connection to the student activity within. Sustainability features of the new building will include daylighting, a demonstration green roof, rain water/gray water recycling, a rain garden, highly efficient mechanical systems and use of recycled and local materials.