Saint Vincent College
Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion
The Sis & Herman Dupré Science Pavilion construction consists of a new state of the art science complex showcasing the largest building project in Saint Vincent College’s 163 year old history.
This 45,000 SF new construction expands hands on learning opportunities with 60 percent of the building dedicated to lab space and lab support. The new facility replaces a center commons building built in 1969. The open design houses all disciplines: natural science, mathematics, and computing.
Additional shared spaces include classrooms, computer labs, conference rooms, lounges, a 75 seat lecture hall, and indoor planetarium.
New lab spaces have been constructed to accommodate many specific disciplines including, cell genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, astronomy, electronics, digital imaging, anatomy, and environmental science.
A three story all-glass atrium serves as a window to the natural world and a welcoming gateway into the building, reflecting the Benedictine tradition of hospitality.
The project is pending a LEED Gold designation improving the quality of the site, reducing water and energy consumption, using materials that reduce the impact on the environment, newly installed solar panels on the atrium roof system, and 225 geothermal wells, providing heating & cooling from the earth.