Indiana University

Geological Sciences Building Renovation



178,000 SF





Geological Sciences Building

The Geological Sciences Building is home to Indiana University’s Geological and Cognitive Sciences departments, as well as the Indiana Geological and Water Survey for the State of Indiana. This renovation project joined the two entities into one building and allowed for shared amenities between disciplines – including conference rooms and teaching spaces – which was accomplished by creating circulation paths around the east elevator core and new student-focused, community space on each floor.

This project transformed out-of-date labs into state-of-the-art research and teaching spaces. New labs were designed for flexible, open lab plan layouts with both fixed and flexible bench systems with overhead service carriers for multi-discipline use. In addition, non-lab spaces were developed to be student-focused, collaboration spaces that promote more interaction outside of the classroom. Complete building systems upgrades and new energy-efficient HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical systems were included. The renovation also updated lab services, exterior windows, improved ADA accessibility to and throughout the building, created a new ADA entry terrace, and improved site landscaping.