Pearson Hall Renovation
Pearson Hall, built in 1985, serves the biological sciences building including the Departments of Biology and Microbiology. This phased, occupied rehabilitation will renovate teaching and research labs, offices, common areas, MEPF and circulation spaces over approximately four years. It is anticipated that 75% of the approximately 168,000 sq. ft. interior will be renovated by this project. In addition, an enabling project at Hughes Hall C Wing will provide flexible interdisciplinary swing space to house occupants as sections of Pearson are renovated. As Criteria Architect, Moody Nolan will oversee the planning and design of all phases of the project with a primary focus on laboratory design.
The work focuses on the much needed renovation of all floors of Pearson Hall to serve as laboratory research space and teaching labs for the biology and microbiology research teams. This renovation will upgrade Pearson Hall as a highly valued resource to enhance existing teaching and research to strengthen beneficial partnerships. m=Spaces will be designed to be as transparent as possible to permit daylight and views to most occupants in the deep floor plate. Safety and collaboration are also enhanced by the glass interior walls and open spaces.