North Dakota State University

New Sugihara Hall

An exterior rendering of the overall scale of the new Science Hall.
A rendering of a student space with open study areas and access to natural daylight.
A rendering of a corridor with transparent views into lab spaces.
A nighttime rendering of Science Hall with illuminated interior rooms.
A rendering of the exterior south entry, near a connector's access point to a nearby campus hall.

North Dakota State University

New Sugihara Hall

Fargo, N.D.

North Dakota State University’s new Sugihara Hall will be a four-story laboratory intensive building that incorporates right-sized research labs with teaching labs, graduate student workspaces, classrooms, and a variety of student support and study spaces — all within an energy efficient design.

Entering the project with facility options, the team determined during programming the most effective solution was to create a new home for science teaching and research by replacing the existing Geosciences Building and Dunbar Hall on a site north of the hall. The new facility pairs advanced laboratory and research spaces with cross-departmental and campus connections to bridge academic interests and spur innovations with relevant research opportunities. The building will include more than 80 fume hoods, a new chemical storage room, proper chemical storage in the labs, and a new rock sample processing and storage. A backup generator is planned to protect sensitive research.

With connections to Memorial Union and Ladd Hall, the site of former Dunbar Hall will be transformed into a connective plaza in the heart of campus.

Designed in collaboration with architect of record, Zerr Berg Architects.

Size: 107,500 gross sq. ft.

Components: Right-sized research and teaching labs; graduate student workspaces and offices that can be accessed without entering the labs; student study spaces; connectors to nearby Halls

Scheduled Completion: 2023