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Temple University’s New Science, Education and Research Center (SERC) Breaks Ground

08.10.12 / Kate Shoss

Construction on the 255,000-square-foot Science, Education and Research Center (SERC) broke ground last week and ARC’s team was on hand to witness the exciting project milestone. 

As part of the University’s campus planning vision, the SERC will serve as a new gateway to the science facilities on Temple’s main campus. The facility will house the Institute for Computational & Molecular Science, as well as the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Physics. Designed to maximize the use of technology, the SERC’s state-of-the-art technology will enhance the learning experience and research effectiveness for Temple’s students and faculty. 

Creating a distinctive new center for the science campus, the building’s glass and stone panel exterior will help re-envision the science facilities while complementing the existing surrounding buildings.

The program includes lecture halls, classrooms, teaching laboratories, and research laboratories. The building will feature seventeen teaching laboratories that will support flexible small group classrooms and large lecture rooms. The upper floors will contain flexible laboratory space designed to accommodate both wet and dry research labs including class 100 and 1000 clean room labs. 

A new 2-story atrium within the building will serve as the entrance and focus on the science research and educational corridor linking the existing College of Engineering and the College of Science & Technology buildings to the new facility. 

The project is registered for LEED Silver certification and is slated for completion in 2014.

To check out the live construction webcam on Temple University’s website please click on the following link:

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