University of Nevada, Reno Davidson Math and Science Center

JobUNR Davidson Math and Science Center
ArchitectH + K Architects
General ContractorThe Penta Building Group
Square Footage
Date Completed2011
Systems UsedMetal Wall Panels

UNR Davidson Math and Science Center

From UNR’s website:

The Davidson Mathematics and Science Center provides an integrated and centralized 21st century environment for learning and research. Specifically, it has the following features:

  • 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art teaching and research facility with mathematics and science wings;
  • The 464-seat Nell. J. Redfield Foundation Auditorium features a “walk-up, walk-out” stage that encourages lecturers to step down and interact with the audience whenever possible; stage area features three screens and mobile podium.
  • 27 modern laboratories, each with the capacity for 20 to 24 students, and four large classrooms, each with the capacity for 75 students;
  • Wireless Internet access throughout the entire facility;
  • Enhanced environment controls and space for culture preparation in eight biological science laboratories;
  • Increased glass hood space for improved observation and greater control over experiments in the seven general chemistry laboratories;
  • Student meeting areas with whiteboards for students and teaching assistants to meet and interact with each other outside classrooms and laboratories;
  • Electronic interfaces, information technology platforms, projectors, modern audio visual and presentation equipment, whiteboards and pull-down screens in every laboratory and classroom;
  • A 50-seat computational classroom-the largest on campus-to teach students the use of software for data analysis and visualization;
  • Space for the dean of the College of Science suite and the Department of Mathematics in the administrative wing of the facility.