Pomona College Millikan Laboratory & Andrew Science Hall

Location

Claremont, CA

Owner

Pomona College

Architect

EHDD

Project Size

80,000 SF

LEED Rating

Platinum

Located in the heart of the busy Pomona College campus, the project consisted of the replacement of the existing Millikan Math & Physics Building and a major renovation of the adjacent Andrews Science Lab for a total of 80,000 sf of building and an acre of site development. Space upgrades included physics laboratories, machine shops, a computer lab, teaching spaces, faculty and administrative offices, storage and student lounges. The project also included a new student courtyard and off-site mechanical yard. The Millikan building features a second floor domed planetarium and ground floor colloquium for 82 students. The LEED Platinum project incorporated sustainable features such as radiant ceiling panels and chilled beam cooling. Project challenges included a tight site in the heart of a very active campus, utility relocation and demolition of an existing concrete building in a sensitive neighborhood.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Daniels, Jim Simmons