The new Science and Engineering Center at University of Detroit Jesuit High School is part of a continual transformation of their 80-year-old campus. Embedded within a historic campus of 1920s facilities inspired by the Spanish Renaissance, the four-story addition replaces a one-story building with dated and insufficient science lab facilities and creates space for highly sought robotic and engineering programs. The additions double the dedicated space for all science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as provides a CAD lab, writing lab, diverse breakout spaces, and flexible classrooms fully equipped with technology to lead the region in STEM education.
It was important to the design not only to match the surrounding, historic aesthetic but also to let the programming at the facility reflect the forward-thinking identity at University of Detroit Jesuit campus. The 40,000 sf facility reinforces the school’s vitality and leadership in academic quality and commitment to science curriculum.