Collier-Scripps Hall, STEM@Drake University

The STEM@Drake University project is one of the largest capital projects that Drake has undertaken in years that will create a complex to integrate learning in science, technology, education and math.

Client Since 2000
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Completion Date

August 2017

Project Size

47,000 SF

Type of Delivery

Negotiated Contract

Our Solution

The STEM@Drake initiative is focused on enhancing existing academic programs and adding new programs in science, mathematics, computer science and education. The “E” in Drake’s STEM program will stand for the School of Education. SVPA Architects collaborated with Holabird & Root Architects out of Chicago on a series of major construction projects. SVPA is the lead architectural firm on the new standalone, four-story School of Education, Math and Computer Science building known as Collier-Scripps Hall. The lower level of the building houses The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center (previously known as Character Counts). This new ethics center program will include meeting and collaboration spaces, as well as staff offices. The first and second floors house each of the departments within the School of Education. The third floor contains classrooms and faculty offices for the math and computer science departments. Collier-Scripps Hall is pursuing two Green Globes certifications.