Study and learn in state-of-the-art GIS facilities.
LEWIS HALL is a one-story, earth-sheltered, 14,484 square foot “green” high-performance
building. The building is located just
north of the existing courtyard of the Stauffer Science Center.
The building contains a central courtyard, crowned by a space-frame trellis, while
the roof and most exterior walls of the building are covered with earth and native
planting materials. The structure consists of poured-in-place concrete for the floor,
walls, and roof. The building houses 3 classrooms, 2 project studios, 3 GIS labs,
11 faculty offices for Environmental Studies and the MS GIS Program, 6 research
offices for the Redlands Institute, two operations hubs/reception areas, a small
conference room, work room, IT server rooms, and an open office configuration of
work stations for secretarial support, research staff, and student interns. All
classrooms, studios, and labs are “smart,” with the latest audio-visual and wireless
computer technology. Occupation of the building began in early September, 2005.