University of Saint Francis

Project Completed in
Fort Wayne, IN

Project Features

New and updated biotechnology, chemistry, genetics, microbiology, and physics laboratories

Computer Science lab

Shared and dedicated preparatory areas

Contemporary storage areas for specimens and supplies

Dedicated research space for students (both undergraduate and graduate) and faculty use

Efficient energy and green-building design concepts

6 Student study spaces

Observatory terrace and outside classroom

Project Description

Tonn and Blank Construction served as the construction manager and contractor for Achatz Hall of Science, while also working on the Chapel project. Working closely with USF, Tonn and Blank to ensure the University’s mission and the project goals were met through the design and construction of the new Hall of Science.

The newly renovated Science Building is a 70,666 sf building located adjacent to the university’s chapel. With an increased focus on health professions, the new Achatz Hall of Science will support increased interest in health and science fields with a versatile and contemporary building. The new addition and renovated space allow for innovation in science education and ensuring USF students are prepared for the growing demands of the industry.

The complex has new and fully renovated teaching labs, research labs, and classrooms to support the Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Math, and Computer Science majors. A two-story atrium with a large feature stair highlights views of the lake at the heart of the campus. The atrium’s large glass curtainwall façade energizes students and faculty by emitting a glow at night highlighting the student activities inside and creating a campus beacon.