Bard College – Center for Science and Computation

Construction of Bard College’s Reem/Kayden Center for Science and Computation, a dramatic curved structure housing laboratories, offices, and teaching facilities. 

Client:   Bard College
Designer:  Rafael Vinoly Architects
Size:  69,500 SF

Project Features

  • Building contains wet and dry laboratories, offices, classrooms, and an 80-seat egg-shaped auditorium.
  • Exterior features complex curtainwall geometry and custom metal cladding finishes.
  • Geothermic Heating and Cooling.
  • Enthalpy heat recovery wheels supplement the sustainable profile.
  • Modular bench-and-bollard system design for laboratories.
  • Construction of specialized areas for Zebrafish research, two environmental rooms, cognitive systems lab, NMR room, robotics room, computer teaching elliptical room, and a hardware research lab.
  • Four freestanding pods clad in copper, stainless steel, and zinc contain an auditorium, two lecture rooms, and a seminar room.
  • AIA New York Citation for Design

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