Ennead Architects: Bridge for Laboratory Sciences a Poughkeepsie

Ennead Architects’ project at Vassar College revolves around a wooded area along a stream, Fonteyn Kill, where nineteenth-century philanthropist Matthew Vassar founded the science university that bears his name. The stream was and still is famous for purity of its waters and the wealth of microinvertebrate species that inhabit it, and environmental projects have been implemented to protect it. Vassar College still pursues its mission of protecting Fonteyn Kill and its fauna, and has founded a new science laboratory featuring iconic, highly representative architecture, known as the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences building.