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DeWitt Family Science Center

Northwestern College



16,600 NSF of laboratory and laboratory support space in a 63,100 GSF building for the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Nursing.  Facility includes teaching laboratories for Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Microscopy and Histology, Ecology, Molecular Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Advanced Chemistry, and Faculty/Student Research Laboratories for Ecology, Organismal Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Synthetic Chemistry.  Laboratory support spaces include Biology Stockroom, Microbiology Prep, Chemistry Stockroom, Chemical Storage, Chemistry Instrument Room, NMR Room, Cold Room, Tissue Culture Room, Imaging Room, Equipment Room, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Prep, and Vivarium.


Orange City, IA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2018

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 63,100
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 34,000
  • Lab and Lab Support: 16,600

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $19,000,000


  • CMBA Architects


  • Paul Brokering Photography