Drake University Olin Science Center
Des Moines, IA
This project was a 3½ month, fast-track demolition and renovation on the second floor of a five-story biology and laboratory teaching facility completed in time for the fall session. Work was completed while the remaining three floors were occupied for summer classes. The new construction added three teaching laboratories, offices, three large classrooms and an 84-seat lecture hall. A plaza area, featuring a roof garden system and pavers, was installed over an existing lecture hall and led into the new three-story atrium.