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Vassar College Integrated Science Center

The Vassar College Integrated Science Center, also referred to as the Bridge, is an 80,000 square-foot structure that spans the Fonteyn Kill. Ennead Architects and Severud Associates created a unique solution to the placement of Vassar’s Integrated Science Center; hang the building from two large, curved steel trusses minimizing the impact on sensitive environment below while linking Olmstead Hall to the South Campus.  STS eliminated horizontal truss splices and reduced splices along the truss length reducing shipping pieces and erection time.  The largest truss segment is 16’ x 100’ and weighs 35 tons.  Heavy welded plate girder pier caps support the trusses at four locations with the largest girder of 45 feet long, 3.5 feet deep, weighing 55 tons. 

Location:  Poughkeepsie, NY

Completed:  2016

Owner:  Vassar College

Architect:  Ennead Architects, LLP

Engineer:  Severud Associates

General Contractor:  Daniel O’Connell’s Sons

Credits:  Architectural renderings are courtesy of Ennead Architects, LLP.

Additional information about Vassar College Integrated Science Center can be found at the following link: Tour the New Bridge Building

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