Bala served as the Commissioning Authority for this four-story STEM center. The facility is designed to be 20% more energy efficient than a standard educational science facility and achieved LEED-NC Silver certification.
The STEM Center houses 19 classrooms and 11 science laboratories for the study of human anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics and astronomy. An architectural suite encompasses two computer aided design laboratories, a resource room and a blueprint reading room. Conference rooms, offices, and collaboration rooms for group study and meetings are positioned throughout the building.
The STEM Center also features a “Green” vegetated roof, natural day light in 90% of occupied spaces and high efficiency plumbing fixtures.