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Sitter Family Hall

Fort Lewis College



Facility includes the third phase of renovation for Berndt Hall. The Departments of Physics and Engineering, and Geology will share this multistory complex with 12 teaching laboratories and 8 student/ faculty research laboratories. Disciplines from the two departments will include Petrography, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Physics, Quantum Mechanics, and Electric Networks.  Support facilities in this building include a wet chemistry lab for rock digestion, rock prep/ polishing rooms, a dark room, and shared lab prep rooms adjacent to each of the teaching laboratories.  A rooftop observatory, and a stable terrace for telescopes has been incorporated into the building design for Astronomy courses.


Durango, CO, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Category: Education
  • Completed: 2016

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 67,500
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 33,500
  • Lab and Lab Support: 23,000

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $26,000,000

Important Details

  • LEED Certification Level: Gold


  • Dekker/Perich/Sabatini