Science Center

Saint Francis University

Science Center

Saint Francis University

Institution Type:

 Higher Education

Project Class:

 Classroom, Laboratories, Office Building

Project Delivery System:

 General Contractor

Construction Type:

 New Construction

The new 70,000 square foot Science Center is a flagship facility for science and technology programs on campus. It consists of classrooms, laboratories, and research facilities (including an aquatic research facility), advanced chemical instrumentation and youth outreach areas, in addition to places for students and faculty to gather, study, and learn. The facility includes sustainable strategies such as rain gardens, solar screens, low flow hoods and hood exhaust/heat recovery along with system monitoring, occupancy sensors and use of locally manufactured materials. The project team utilized a Building Image Model (BIM) to construct the design digitally to coordinate utility conflicts and structural supports to ensure every element of the building would fit together and speed up construction.

Details and Awards

Total Square Feet


New Construction Square Feet


Start Date


Substantial Completion


LEED Rating



Saint Francis University
117 Evergreen Dr.
Loretto, PA 15940


Saint Francis University
Loretto, Pa 15940


Celli-Flynn Brennan
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Civil Engineer

CJL Engineering
Johnstown, PA 15902

Structural Engineer

Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani
Pittsburgh, PA 15017

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