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Breathing life and transparency into a 1960s science building
About the project
Holroyd Hall anchors La Salle’s academic quad and is the most heavily used building on campus. Yet, like many aging academic facilities, Holroyd Hall had become functionally obsolete. Meeting the University’s ambitious goals of raising the quality of its educational programs, increasing recruitment of students and faculty, and adding capacity for undergraduate research necessitated a complete gut renovation and new addition to Holroyd Hall.
The design opens up the building with layers of transparency. Flexible multi-use labs, classrooms, informal “break-out” areas and community spaces make the sciences more visible and less intimidating. Views into the labs and shared prep areas foster collaboration and cross-disciplinary exploration. The design also offers sweeping views of the college green and floods the interior with natural light. Sustainable design features include a vegetated roof, white roof, photovoltaic array, and environmentally-friendly materials.
“The new Holroyd Hall has already encouraged interdisciplinary conversations in ways we never imagined in the design phase. It has facilitated the greatest burst of intellectual life I have witnessed in my 35 years on four different campuses.”
– Thomas A. Keagy, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences