JVP Engineers provided MEP Engineering Services to Georgetown University for the design and construction of the new 150,000 gross square feet Science Center. Georgetown University is constructing several new facilities at a mid campus location in accordance with their approved Ten Year Development Plan. JVP Engineers was involved in the development of the conceptual design for the New Science Center, which is the largest component of the Science Master Plan (SMP) and the final component of the Mid-Campus project.
The objective of this project was to develop an integrated SMP that would allow the University to meet its growing science needs in a manner that is consistent with its mission and objectives. The project needed to balance physical, programmatic and financial dimensions through a phased implementation plan that optimized the utility and value of each phase. The Master Plan was expected to include some or all of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology Programs along with the Blommer Science Library. The design of the New Science Building also included a lecture hall and general classrooms for Math & Computer Science programs (limited).
The design of the New Science Center is intended to promote “Green Initiatives” – Model for Sustainable Design and Development (environmentally, programmatically and financially). The life expectancy for the facility is expected to be 75-100 years with the proper maintenance. This project is also intended to be the hallmark development for Georgetown, providing a distinctive visual presence for the premier programs at the center to the campus. It was critical that this facility be highly functional and state-of-the-art, yet efficient and cost effective.