Project name: Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center
Project location: Easton, Pennsylvania
Firm name: Payette
Jury comments: The Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center situates itself successfully on a complex topographical site and faces a traditional college campus quad. More than a lab building, it carves out gathering spaces with its sectional organization and its iconic ribbon stair, serving as a kind of commons for the community. The project uses its space economically without creating feelings of sparseness or constraint. The foresight that this building embodies–with its design for flexibility and adaptation to future needs–is a sustainability measure that should be considered and serves as an example for all projects.
Client: Lafayette College
Images: Robert Benson
Consultants: Turner Construction Company; The Harman Group; BR+A; Payette; Langan; Available Light; Acentech; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; The Green Engineer; Code Red Consultants