Work continues on the Millikan building. The new 74,868-square-foot, three-story building will, like its predecessor and neighbors, feature cast-in-place concrete, masonry design elements, textured plaster, a red tile roof and an entrance patio. The project will also feature a garden courtyard and outdoor experimental space.
The structural steel is 90% completed and the building shape is starting to be formed. Interior framing has begun at the basement level for the laboratory and shop spaces. Exterior finishes have started and the goal is to have the building water tight before the winter. Finally the new cooling tower enclosure on the North side of 7th is almost complete and equipment will be relocated shortly to make way for the courtyard.
The state-of-the-art facility will house a planetarium, teaching labs, classrooms, a colloquium, student research spaces, faculty labs, offices, student collaborative spaces, a machine shop and storage space.
As called for in Pomona’s Green Buildings Standards, the design and construction aims for a minimum LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Among the project’s green features are: LED lighting and lighting controls, including daylight harvesting; high-performance window glazing; a dual-temperature chilled water system; chilled beam and radiant panels with decoupled ventilation; storm water capture and treatment on site; and native landscaping.
Studio Art Hall
Built to the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council, Studio Art Hall forges new connections to the disciplines beyond the arts. The use of glass provides students with an insight into the creative process of their peers as well as faculty members. The building's 'Grey Space' areas encourage an informal exchange of ideas. Major program elements are arranged around a central courtyard. Studios not only provide views to the surrounding landscape, but also have the capacity to expand the working environment into the natural elelments and pedestrian spaces. Click here to learn all about the new Studio Art Hall.