Central College Vermeer Science Center Renovation and Addition

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  • AIA Chicago Sustainable Design Award

    Environmental Design + Construction Excellence in Design Awards Honorable Mention

    Region VI ASHRAE Technology Award

    Minnesota ASHRAE Technology Award

The Vermeer Science Center is a total reworking of the tired bunker-like facility originally constructed in the late 1970s. The new, 43,645-g.s.f. addition wraps around the original building on two sides to create a new, more open expression for the sciences. A continuous link of labs runs along the west face to provide spaces for interdisciplinary research.


The Center is the first LEED-certified science facility in Iowa and received the Silver level of certification.