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East Stroudsburg University Science and Technology Center

East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) design goals for the new 125,500 square foot, $38 million Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center were research and scholarship. ESU recognizes research’s key role, both in the teaching and learning process, as well as in enhancing the University’s reputation.

The new Science and Technology Center provides facilities to conduct research, offers sophisticated teaching environments that utilize innovative educational methodologies and technologies, creates opportunities for faculty development, and helps recruit, retain, and enhance collaborative research across disciplines and with partners from outside the university.

MKSD architects, in association with Gensler Architecture and Planning, Chicago, designed the new Science and Technology Center.

The center includes:
• A vertical drop for physics experimentation near the main entrance that spans all building levels, which was designed to allow for full visibility from both within the building and from its exterior
• A 260-seat auditorium and a 100-seat planetarium with “smart” technology
• An observatory and multiple roof-mounted telescopes
• A pedestrian bridge connecting the new facility to the second floor of the Moore Biology Building

The project was awarded an AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Special Citation.