Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Entrance and the green roof, Jonas Kahn '93

Outside in

Majestic.

Smart.

State of the art.

Three stories, 77,325 square feet of a dream realized, the Mars Center for Science and Technology commands attention.

After many years of planning, the reality is even more spectacular than imagined. The walls are made not only of brick and glass, but also of hope and vision. The see-through research labs and classrooms not only showcase the collaborations between students and faculty and expand the college’s commitment to the sciences and interdisciplinary scholarship, but also reflect the support of alums who stay close to their alma mater. The study and gathering spots not only provide practical places to work, but also foster the sense of community that sets Wheaton apart. And the design details not only create a beautiful architectural landmark, but also underscore the college’s dedication to efficiency and environmental sustainability in remarkable ways.

Overall, the largest capital project in Wheaton’s history has created (as Professor Tommy Ratliff calls it) “a new center of energy on campus,” and it is breathtaking—outside in, inside out.

Look. See for yourself.

Photos by Jonas Kahn '93

About Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman is the editor of the Wheaton Quarterly and Senior Associate Director in the Communications Office.