Perrotis College expands its horizons with a new building complex to serve the needs of a thriving student body. This state-of-the-art academic facility will be a hub of collaborative learning for students and faculty across disciplines related to agriculture, the environment and other life sciences.
One of the largest developments to be undertaken on campus, the project includes major new construction along with the renovation of an existing building to be named the Seth Frank Hall of Graduate Studies. This integrated academic complex will extend the School’s capacity for applied research and innovation, while fostering scientific inquiry, creative discovery, and the enterprising execution of ideas.
Sited near the entrance to campus in a pine wood, the new building is designed to harmonize with its surroundings and embodies the ethical and sustainable practices that characterize our campus. The three-story, 36,000-square-foot facility is comprised of two parallel wings joined by an entrance atrium. It will accommodate classrooms, amphitheaters, labs, communal spaces and study areas for 600 undergraduate and 100 graduate level students.
Sustainable design principles are applied throughout, with materials and structural elements selected to make optimum use of the natural environment while reducing the building’s energy footprint. While the physical structure follows green practices to conserve natural resources,the landscaping follows suit by incorporating native plants and xeriscape technology to reduce water use.
Through her transformative gift to fund this project, long-time friend and benefactress Mrs. Aliki Perroti has propelled Perrotis College students and faculty to an exciting new level at the forefront of engaged learning and research that will have a lasting effect on the institution.