Berea College Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

Berea, KY

We Are Building

This five-story science building includes 134,703 sf of offices, lab spaces, and a planetarium. An interior, four-story high curtainwall system wraps the center section of the building with open atrium viewing at each end. 

Features and Facts

This project received LEED Gold Certification.

The building has a heating/cooling system that includes chilled beams, which are not common to this region due to potential for condensation issues. The need to ensure the building envelope was tight and Building Automation System (BAS) commissioned was crucial. 

The construction team included logistical coordination and installation of wood panels created by Berea Student Crafts. These panels were created using locally harvested wood from Berea College's forests and were included throughout the building as a major feature detail.

Assignment: Construction Manager

Architect: Ballinger

Mechanical Engineer: Ballinger

Civil Engineer: S&ME

Structural Engineer: Ballinger