Juniata College

von Liebig Center for Science

The von Liebig Center for Laboratory Sciences is quickly becoming one of the nation’s outstanding centers for undergraduate biology and chemistry with over 70,000 SF of teaching and research spaces. This significant project has increased the level of student-faculty research in biology and chemistry and continues to provide an important tool for the retention of students, researchers, and scientific scholars.

The von Liebig Center structure anchors the southeast portion of the new central pedestrian quadrangle. An exterior plaza provides space for socialization, and a multilevel lobby includes spaces to honor benefactors and display awards while also providing panoramic views into the center of campus. The lounge above the entrance has heated floors for year-round comfort.

Over 30 percent of the facility’s 75,000 square feet are devoted solely to areas where students and professors can work hand-in-hand conducting research in biology and chemistry.

Juniata students are introduced to the latest technology and equipment, including laboratories for cell and tissue culture, atomic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and chromatography, as well as a biological separations room. The Center also a darkroom, a 250-person lecture amphitheater, a 100-person lecture hall and a video-conferencing center. Other amenities include computer labs, offices, a reference library, conference room and a Starbucks snack bar.


Project Details

    • Gross Square Feet
    • 88,230
    • Completion Date
    • 2002
    • Construction Cost
    • $ 12,549,025
    • City
    • Huntingdon
    • State
    • PA
    • Client Type
    • Private
    • Enrollment
    • 2,500-5,000
    • Sustainable Design
    • LEED Registered


    • 2003
    • Education Design Showcase
    • College Planning & Management