Vermeer Science Center

Central College



24,368 NSF of laboratory and laboratory support space for the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Facility includes teaching and research laboratories for Field, Genetic and Cell Biology; Organic and Inorganic Chemistry; Biochemistry, and Advanced Physics.  Support spaces include Greenhouse, Animal Rooms, Tissue Culture, Instrument, Hazardous Waste Storage and Radioisotope laboratories.


Pella, IA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2003

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 80,374
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 42,821
  • Lab & Lab Support: 24,368

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $14,983,789

Important Details

  • Environmental Design+Construction Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mention
  • LEED Certification Level: Silver/ AIA Chicago Sustainable Design Award
  • Awards: Minnesota ASHRAE Technology Award/ Region VI ASHRAE Technology Award


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