The Education Center and the Torrington Wing of the Science Center is a new three-level, 150,000 SF facility comprised of two wings and is the largest building on University of Southern Indiana campus. The project was developed in multi-levels to accommodate site grading and entrances at various elevations.
The Torrington Wing of the Science Center joins the northwest side of the original Science Center and provides additional space for the Pott School of Science and Engineering. Among the series of instructional classroom spaces, the Torrington Wing includes research laboratories, a mathematics education lab, an anatomy paleontology and sedimentary geology lab with two indoor wells for groundwater monitoring, and an OSHA-compliant chemical storeroom. Faculty offices and meeting space are also included.
The Education Center connects to the Torrington Wing and is home to the Bower-Suhrheinrich School of Education and Human Services, Department of Teacher Education, University Division, and Academic Skills. In addition to state-of-the-art classrooms, the Education Center includes seminar rooms, computer labs, a tutoring arena, lecture hall, a rooftop greenhouse, and administrative and faculty offices. During the project funding stage of the facility, Hastings+Chivetta provided conceptual layouts and drawings to assist the University of Southern Indiana with project funding in the State of Indiana System.