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Building Connections

Two new buildings, slated for completed in 2006-2007, will be home to a range of science and interdisciplinary fields.

A pair of new buildings will give academic departments more space and at the same time
bring professors and students in related disciplines closer together.

Located at 6th Street and College Way, the Edmunds and Lincoln buildings will provide
state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities for departments ranging from psychology
to geology. The buildings together will encompass 93,000 square feet when completed in
December 2006 at a projected cost of $40 million.

Connected with a second-story walkway, the buildings will, in turn, create stronger
connections between academic disciplines. Edmunds will house the departments of Computer Science, Environmental Analysis, Geology and most of Linguistics and Cognitive Science. Lincoln will be home to three intercollegiate departments—Asian American Studies, Black Studies and Chicano/a Studies—plus Neuroscience and most of the Psychology Department.

The clustering of related disciplines—such as computer science, psychology, neuroscience and cognitive science—is intended to create synergies and facilitate collaboration. Departments also will benefit from new equipment and technologies and from lounge spaces designed to foster a sense of community among students, according to Associate Dean Cecilia Conrad. Computer science’s area will include a robotics laboratory; geology will add a mapping laboratory; and psychology will benefit from a larger child development research center.

The buildings’ courtyard will create an attractive new northern entry point for the
campus. Environmentally-friendly features will include solar panels and heavy use of
natural light, which serves the dual purposes of conserving energy and creating an
inviting atmosphere. The buildings will be designed to earn the U.S. Green Building
Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, said
Jim Hansen, director of Campus Planning and Maintenance.

Baxter Medical Center will be replaced by these new buildings, and Health Services will
move into The Claremont Colleges’ new Student Services Center, now under construction.
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