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of Westminster’s students major in STEM-related fields.

Hoyt Science Hall Renovation and Addition

01 Challenge

Westminster College engaged BHDP to conduct a building master plan and design and implement phased renovations to Hoyt Hall—a building that houses the College’s flagship science programs. To enhance the student experience, provide modern learning environments, and create inspirational public spaces, BHDP executed renovations focused on improvements to the main entry, central atrium, classrooms, labs, and study lounges, as well as designed a new three-story addition.

02 Solution

The renovations created new student study and collaboration areas and developed the building wayfinding system, and the improvements have immediately resulted in increased activity in the building. The total renovation and expansion of the Hoyt Science Center sets Westminster apart from other colleges and universities, and the project enables faculty to continue offering a high-quality education.

Quick Facts

Size 81,500 SF

Location New Wilmington, PA

Cost $20 million

With one-third of Westminster’s students majoring in STEM-related fields, the new expansion—combined with the previously renovated section of Hoyt—increases Westminster’s capacity to teach, collaborate, and prepare students for the opportunities they will find in graduate school and (their) industry.

Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson, President for Westminster College