Lycoming College Lynn Science Center
Derck & Edson worked with the architect and Lycoming College administration to plan and design a new 26,000 square foot science facility. The new structure connects to the existing Heim Biology and Chemistry Building and will include a planetarium, classrooms, research and teaching labs, computer labs, faculty offices, student lounges and an atrium.
Key site features include an exterior courtyard and a campus plaza which will welcome students and visitors alike as they approach the building from the north.
We also worked with the architect and our engineering department to design an attractive and functional three-tiered rain garden to capture and filter rainwater collected from the expanded roof of the new science facility.
A central stone-lined channel will capture the rain water as it exits the building through a scupper. This allows the water to be visible in the garden, and to be treated as a site amenity rather than as a waste product as it moves through each garden level.
The planting plan for the rain garden emphasizes native plants, with an emphasis on spring and fall flowers and fall color for seasonal interest on campus.