Boyd Hall at Plymouth State University now houses highly advanced science labs in the fields of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, biology and meteorology. As part of a complete renovation of the existing facility state-of-the-art labs, lecture rooms, a computer center, auditorium, observatory, planetarium, greenhouses and core services have been developed.
The original building was constructed in 1969, by Harvey, as a classroom facility currently housing outdated labs and technology, and is inadequate in terms of space and equipment. HVAC and electrical systems served the building well yet required updates to meet building code and life safety requirements.
The University’s mission emphasizes the sciences so redeveloping Boyd Hall became highly critical to the success of the campus. Harvey was selected to work with Banwell Architects and Mitchell/Giurgola Architects. Harvey’s pre-construction team supported the Boyd Hall project team with budget information, schedule control, value engineering, construction planning and constructability reviews. Not to exceed prices were established in the design phase and construction was completed in the summer of 2003.