ODU New Chemistry Building

Norfolk, Virginia

Old Dominion University

Moseley Architects

110,500 square feet

W. M. Jordan Company is providing CM at Risk services for the New Sciences Building at Old Dominion University. The 110,500 sf, multi-story building will replace the existing Alfred Chemistry Building and will house laboratories, faculty offices, and departmental administrative and technical support space of the College of Sciences.

New areas will include undergrad teaching labs, research labs and shared research support facilities for the department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology. The facility will also include a new, state of the art planetarium, replacing Pretlow Planetarium.

The building is designed for students to go to class, attend tutoring and active learning sessions, meet with faculty and go to labs without having to walk more than few steps.

First-year students will attend class, go to labs, consult with faculty members and receive tutoring all on the first floor, and all within view of each other. There will be much the same setup on the second floor, which will primarily hold classes and labs for sophomores. Juniors and seniors will participate in research with graduate students and faculty on the upper floors.

Much of the first two floors, including labs, will be visible from the outside through a large swath of glass.