Austin College IDEA Center

Sherman, TX

Project Description

Austin College’s IDEA (Inquiry, Discovery, Entrepreneurship, Access) Center, a dynamic multidisciplinary science facility that houses astronomical and solar observatories, is distinctive for its environmental sensitivity and educational impact. The first LEED building on campus, the IDEA Center provides a contemporary, learning-focused home for students and faculty studying biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, math, and physics.

The multi-disciplinary building of approximately 103,000 square feet includes classrooms and multi-purpose laboratories that support today’s hands-on, experiential science curricula as well as the domed Adams Observatory, which houses a 24-inch telescope with an astronomical high-resolution image camera.