Dunklau Center for Science and Math lab design

Dunklau Center for Science and Math lab design

The Dunklau Center for Science, Math and Business is home to Concordia University’s biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science programs and the hub for computer science, math and business.

CRB provided lab planning and MEP engineering services for this facility. The space includes 58,000 square feet of new construction and 28,000 square feet of renovated space in the current science building for a combined total of 86,000 square feet.

Additionally, the facility provides collaborative spaces for students and faculty to work together in flexible, adaptable environments. A nearly 1,000-square-foot “co-lab” extending above the campus quad is prominent, providing space for large- and small-group student projects and studies, classes, programs and meetings.

Project Details


Concordia University


Seward, Nebraska

Square Footage



24.5 million

The new labs created an innovative environment that supports multiple teaching approaches, including inquiry-based study, paired student learning and team learning—all in the same space.

Designed to keep pace with enhanced teaching methods and improve learning experiences, the upgraded laboratory invites students to learn and discover in a bright, quiet and comfortable space with views to the outdoors. Design features within the upgraded laboratory are described below:

  • Maple laboratory casework
  • Wireless access and audiovisual technology, with monitors strategically placed around the labs
  • Lab stations, sinks and fume hoods that comply with regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Innovative storage areas within the lab
  • Resilient floors designed to ease standing for long periods
  • Collaborative workstations

Other spaces include a 96-seat lecture hall, conference rooms, faculty offices, and an area for computing services.

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