Sordoni was selected as the Construction Manager for the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Science Center – the largest academic building on the more than 124-acre campus. The comprehensive Henry Science Center features a mix of classroom space, technology, and teaching and research laboratories. The construction of this new three-story 57,400-square-foot wing will take about 18 months to complete. Renovation of the existing 28,500-square-foot science hall will commence in June 2020, with completion of the entire Henry Science Center ready for the beginning of the fall 2021 semester.
The Center includes a number of dedicated laboratories and workspaces, including a small mammal vivarium, aquatic/invertebrate vivarium, electronics/computer build lab and 10 new teaching labs in biology, chemistry and physics. An organic chemistry lab, new cold room, a cadaver suite, complete with an integrated control room, Anatomage room, and laboratory and preparatory space. The Henry Science Center Commons will be the heart of the academic facility, providing a generous two-story space that forms the connection between the two wings of the modern structure. It will be a unique place on campus, providing social space for the entire campus community in addition to collaborative space for the Henry Science Center. The science center is eligible for LEED Silver certification, as it features daylighting into laboratories to save on artificial lighting, LED lighting, and efficient boilers and mechanical systems.