The large area for lab spaces is enhanced by black brick and surrounded by classrooms and support spaces, highlighted by a curved glass wall with metal panel accents. The entrance is crafted with smooth, metal panels and is adjacent to textured, patterned, black-brick construction to resemble coal.
A wood trellis area sits on round concrete columns, shading the glass walls of the administration, and acts as an area for student gatherings. The strong contrast between the metal/glass and the wood trellis works to strengthen the outside space.
The facility is the first step in the progression of a planned campus expansion that will ultimately include expanding the campus into the adjacent property. ZMM worked with the school on a new campus master plan, with a focus on creating green space and improving pedestrian and vehicular circulation, which was completed in 2014.