Science programs at the university level are a demanding, highly detailed course of study that supports our future leaders and innovators in science, medicine and industry. VEBH’s technical design experience is expressed through facilities of this complexity.
The Center for Research and Economic Development supports the science department at Waynesburg University and its growing forensics education program. VEBH also designed the full multi-phase renovation of Stewart Science Hall, the campus’s primary science building and home to the University’s Biology; Chemistry and Forensic Science; Math, Physics, and Computer Science; and Nursing Departments. Read More
The classroom and laboratory spaces in the Center for Research and Economic Development further a partnership between the University and the local Waynesburg / Greene County business community. The Lab spaces also accommodate the operations of the University’s commercial partner, R.J. Lee Group, which utilizes the lab facilities for its local operations and provides students with a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning with real-world elements.
The Center also provides offices and conference space for local business as an incubator.
The Stewart Science Hall modernization project began with the University’s request to ‘Master Plan’ a solution that converts the older facility into an advanced research environment for the future, but kept it operational during construction. VEBH created a solution that permitted the University to improve one floor at a time, minimizing impacts on educational activity. It also allowed the project to be progressively funded over a five year period.
The first phase of the project included a building addition to improve circulation and accessibility in the multi-story building. A second phase replaced the building’s façade with one that is more fitting to traditional character of the Waynesburg campus. Additional construction phases moved through the building floor by floor. Each floor was completely demolished and replaced with new, organized science, technology, lab and office spaces.