of Westminster’s students major in STEM-related fields.
Hoyt Science Hall Renovation and Addition
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.
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.
Size 81,500 SF
Location New Wilmington, PA
Cost $20 million
The renovated facility supports an education rich in experience and collaboration, preparing graduates for industries like healthcare, manufacturing, energy, and information technology that power the surrounding region’s growth and progress.
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.