The expansion and renovation of Barnes Hall Science Building supports Franklin College’s growing and increasingly nimble science curriculum that focuses on undergraduate research. The new spaces feature flexible lab space and large research labs that are visible and proximate to other student resources to encourage collaboration.
The expansion and renovation enables Franklin to accommodate a continuum of student learning styles and puts science on display to engage science majors and other students. The building’s layout facilitates group learning, informal collaboration and new instruction methods. The combination of the new curriculum and expanded space helps the science program sustain team-based learning, increase emphasis on undergraduate research and prepare students for the demands of the marketplace.