The Science & Technology Building is intended to house the new Engineering Technology program at Southeastern Louisiana University. The program consists
of high bay laboratory spaces on the first floor. Smaller labs, classrooms, and computer labs are located on the second floor. Faculty offices, research
labs, and the department suite are on the third floor. Many sustainable strategies have been integrated into the site design such as storm water collection
for irrigation, water efficient native vegetation, transportation orientation tactics, and high albedo concrete material for the site paving and roof
surfaces to reduce the heat island effect. Solar water heaters, polished concrete floors, low VOC emitting building products, and the use of regional
materials contribute to the buildings sensitivity to the environment. Through recycling programs, built in controls for lighting and thermal comfort,
reduced water usage facilities, and having 75% of the building being lit by daylight, the Science & Technology building will reduce energy consumption
Additionally, an experimental apparatus at the south façade of the building will serve the dual purpose of being a graphic entrance to the university while also veiling a research focused roof deck at the third floor. The grid framework of the scrim will allow for the flexible attachment of instruments and machines such as wind turbines, solar photo voltaic panels, and various types of robotics based research equipment.