Integrated Science Center

, Concordia College

Moorhead, MN

exterior view at dusk

Innovative hybrid T-search spaces, which allow classes to easily shift from lecture and discussion to research and discovery formats, increase student engagement and learning. These hybrid environments also increase space utilization, primarily supporting teaching during the semester and research over winter and summer breaks.

Neighborhoods of classrooms and laboratories collocate faculty and students by research interests, rather than traditional disciplines, to promote collaboration. A variety of informal spaces support asynchronous learning and allow students to study alone or in groups near faculty and labs.

Building Facts

  • 137,000 GSF modernization
  • 19 teaching labs
  • 14 T-search spaces
  • Vivarium
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Math & Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
Master Plan diagram

Implementing the Master Plan

Given Concordia's strong interest in sustainability, leveraging the embodied energy in existing buildings through modernization proved a best-fit strategy for cost-effectively realizing "new" facilities. We are excited to have partnered with the College from master planning through design and implementation. In fact, our transformational design for the Offutt School of Business helped the College raise funds for the Integrated Science Center.