Northern State University Opens Jewett Regional Science Education Center

Published 9-29-2019
  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center
  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center
  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center
  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center
  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center
  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center
  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center
  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center

    Courtesy of TSP + SmithGroup.

  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center

    Courtesy of TSP + SmithGroup.

  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center

    Courtesy of TSP + SmithGroup.

  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center

    Courtesy of TSP + SmithGroup.

  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center

    Courtesy of TSP + SmithGroup.

  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center

    Courtesy of TSP + SmithGroup.

  • Northern State University - Regional Science Education Center

    Courtesy of TSP + SmithGroup.

Northern State University opened the $25.2 million Jewett Regional Science Education Center in late August of 2019 in Aberdeen, S.D. Designed by TSP and SmithGroup, the 54,000-sf STEM facility features "classatories" for disciplines including biology, ecological sciences, chemistry, physics, and biomedical sciences. Comprising two wings, the building houses research labs, a tissue culture lab, an imaging suite, a computer classroom, an 80-student classroom, a flex classroom, and faculty offices. A biomedical lab with advanced temperature controls and high-performance flooring can accommodate cadaver workshops for human anatomy courses. Additionally, a plant science greenhouse is located on the west side of the center. Extensive exterior glazing allows natural light to illuminate the structure, which utilizes bump-out collaboration pods to enhance the visibility of internal activities. Designed to meet LEED v4 sustainability guidelines, the facility features advanced mechanical systems, LED lighting, and a sophisticated building envelope. The project team included general contractors Henry Carlson and Kyburz-Carlson. Construction began on the center in spring of 2018.

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