28 September 2016
Whittier College’s Highly Anticipated Science & Learning Center Officially Opens
Let me just say WOW!
– Sharon Herzberger, President Whittier College
Whittier College’s new Science & Learning Center (designed by Steinberg) opened September 23rd with an official ribbon cutting ceremony, site tours and donor event.
Designed around four main principles of Collaboration, Science on Display, Home and Wow, this complete building renovation transformed an outdated, worn, enclosed, building from the 1960’s into a state-of-the art science and learning facility. Aiming to inspire creativity and excitement, the interior architecture showcases the science and learning happening throughout the building. A multitude of flexible spaces offer areas for active and collaborative learning. The new modern facade floods the interiors with natural light, while maintaining a cohesive feeling with the original campus. Involved from the early phases of the masterplan, Steinberg and team was thanked for their leadership and vision in delivering this transformative academic center for the campus.
“Thank you for coming to celebrate the amazing achievement that is the new Science and Learning Center at Whittier College. This project, the largest in our history, has been hoped for and anticipated for many years. It took creativity, imagination and extraordinary planning, excellent supervision, monumental generosity and so many hours of fine craftsmanship and diligent work to bring us to this momentous occasion.”
— Sharon Herzberger, President Whittier College