Foothill College Physical Sciences and Engineering Center wins highest honor in the AIA East Bay Awards program, September 2013
The new Physical Sciences & Engineering Center at Foothill College earns AIA EB Honor Award.
The Foothill College Physical Sciences and
Engineering Center marks a major expansion to the historically significant
campus, with the goal creating a new nexus and state-of-the-art learning center
for science and engineering beyond the existing boundaries of the historic
inner campus. At the heart of the new center lies the Science Courtyard which serves
as an organizational element for three separate pavilions: the single-story
Commons and Classroom buildings and the two-story Laboratory building. The center
includes six 45-seat classrooms and two 72-seat lecture rooms in the Classroom building;
nine 32-seat labs and one 32-seat multi-purpose classroom in the Lab; and a
café, conference room, faculty offices and break-out study spaces in the
Commons. The new center integrates elements of the old campus with new
technology, new materials, and a new twist on the historical architectural
expression, balancing requirements from both advocates of the traditional and
proponents of the modern.