Lafayette College – Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center
The Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center is a 100,000 SF, state-of-the-art building located in the heart of Lafayette College’s historic Anderson Courtyard. The facility provides space for the biology, computer science, and environmental studies and science programs, as well as a learning plaza, green roof, and outdoor areas for students to gather, study, and collaborate. Langan worked closely with the building architect to seamlessly link multiple levels of interior and exterior spaces. We also designed and customized site architectural elements and an outdoor classroom area, which features a freestanding stone chalkboard and precast curvilinear planter-benches located throughout the site. The building is a LEED Platinum-certified facility, the highest industry standard for sustainability. It was designed to reduce energy consumption by 45% below the LEED baseline, with large amounts of recycled materials incorporated into the building and 75% of construction waste diverted from disposal.