Augustana College – Hanson Hall of Science
Rock Island, Illinois
Augustana College’s 22,000 sq. ft. expansion to Hanson Hall of Science is a four-story building that houses classrooms, offices and labs in science-related fields, including environmental studies, physics and neuroscience. The new classrooms were built for change and dynamic use. Tri-City Electric Co. worked closely with the owners and the construction team to provide a project schedule defining the design, procurement, and construction of the project, along with a detailed execution plan.
The first-floor lecture halls have whiteboard-painted walls and personal dry-erase boards on each desk. In some classrooms, power outlets fall from the ceiling for easy student access. Throughout the building, tables and desks have wheels so they can be moved and rearranged.
In the fourth-floor geospatial lab, classroom tabletops have large pop-up monitors where students can screen videos or display their work. The interior design consists of both emergency and normal power systems. An addressable fire alarm system, along with LED lighting and acuity lighting controls were installed throughout.