The new 32,900-square-foot Science Center at the Point Loma Nazarene University campus in California features a long arc of perforated stainless-steel screens that filter sunlight. The science building, designed by San Diego-based architecture firm, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE received both LEED Gold certification and the Gold Nugget Award from PCBC and Builder.
The energy-efficient building includes various sustainable features, including a stormwater retention system, a light-colored “cool roof”, and custom perforated stainless steel screens that reduce solar heat gain while allowing natural light to filter in.
As a valuable addition to the campus, the facility aims to accommodate the university’s rapidly growing interdisciplinary science program that unifies Christian values with state-of-the-art technology. University President Bob Brower said the 36,000-square-foot facility “will enable the science program to reach new heights and support the continued success of our PLNU science faculty and students.”
Photos by Marcus Emerson, courtesy Point Loma Nazarene University