“Our design is intended to foster the kind of productive, collaborative interaction that often leads to breakthrough science and leading-edge innovation in professional settings,” said Jay Brotman, AIA, managing partner of Svigals+Partners.
The Bergami Center will serve as a hub for the University’s science, technology, and communications programs. Organized around a central atrium, the 3,716-m2 (40,000-sf), three-story facility will offer students opportunities to learn in an environment that merges disciplines and fields of study with ample settings for informal breakout sessions.
The building will also include a maker space, a virtual reality lab, classrooms, a communications studio, an experiential auditorium, and a cafe.
Construction will begin following the opening ceremony on Sept. 27.