Aquinas College

Albertus Magnus Hall of Science Transformation

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

Client Challenge and TowerPinkster Solution

TowerPinkster is working 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 is intended to be completed in two phases. Redeveloped areas will feature research space, classrooms, offices and collaborative student areas, and a sizable addition will house new teaching labs and a lecture hall. Academic programs including Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Nursing and Physics will reside in the new space, as will the College’s Institute for Economicology. The new space will also feature technology-rich simulation labs for nursing students. In a joint baccalaureate program with the University of Detroit Mercy, the nursing simulation lab will allow 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 will allow 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.