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New Planetarium and Science Wing Addition

University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley

UW-Fox Valley planned and built a new science wing, three-climate greenhouse complex, and world-class 100-seat planetarium/multimedia complex. This 46,000 square foot structure provides cutting-edge, science learning facilities.

The new multi-purpose, interdisciplinary planetarium features premiere distance learning and audiovisual equipment. A new Evans and Sutherland Digistar II projector is utilized for lights-on presentations, and possesses three-dimensional imaging capabilities that enable the planetarium to be a facility for the entire community. The use of the planetarium extends beyond astronomy to fields such as biochemistry, and students can observe DNA molecules in 3-dimensional.

The updated, flexible science spaces cluster faculty offices around naturally-lit breakout areas, which can be easily accessed by students and faculty. Informal meeting spaces, which facilitate scheduled and casual discussion, are woven into the building’s normal circulation flow.

Location:
Menasha, WI

Client:
University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley

Size:
46,000 SF

Construction Type:
Addition