Terrestrial Laboratory


This building is located at the edge of fields and forest and has a wall of windows from which it is possible to watch birds along the forest’s edge. Large north-facing skylights provide natural, diffuse, bright lighting particularly suitable for artistic work. Electricity for the building is supplied entirely by solar power cells.

The lab exemplifies the multidisciplinary approach of the Schiller Coastal Studies Center in that it is used as an art studio by art classes and as a laboratory by science and environmental studies courses. The building provides a space for field classes to come in out of the weather where they can have discussions and set up scientific equipment. Student and faculty research projects also use this lab.