Aquinas College

Albertus Magnus Hall of Science Transformation

Grand Rapids, Michigan // 85,400 sq. ft.

Client Challenge and TowerPinkster Solution

TowerPinkster worked with Aquinas College to establish a new face for their science program. The team created a design concept for the future of the science building, which was completed in two phases. Redeveloped areas feature research space, classrooms, offices, and collaborative student areas. A sizable addition houses multiple new teaching labs and a lecture hall. Academic programs including Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Nursing and Physics reside in the new space, as does the College’s Institute for Economicology.

The new space features technology-rich simulation labs for nursing students. In a joint baccalaureate program with the University of Detroit Mercy, the nursing simulation lab allows nursing students to practice and hone their skills. Adjacent to the simulation clinics is a debriefing room equipped with the technology to replay the simulation and allow instructors and students to discuss the results. This investment in sciences allows Aquinas College to continue offering a robust liberal arts education in the heart of West Michigan, while providing its students with a 21st Century STEM learning environment.

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