Experience Higher Education Albertus Magnus Hall of Science Transformation 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. https://www.towerpinkster.com/wp-content/uploads/Client-Testimonial-Aquinas-Draft_Jan21_Final.mp4 Meet the client! Dean of Science and Sustainability/Associate Professor of Engineering Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE, Ph.D. talks about the use of their new Science building. https://www.towerpinkster.com/wp-content/uploads/Behind-the-Design-Aquinas-Draft_FINAL.mp4 Meet the designer! Senior Architect Ryan Archer talks about the unique design of the Albertus Magnus Hall of Science.