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Alcorn State Math and Science Building

This classroom and laboratory facility is the home of the University’s chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and computer science departments. Prominently sited on the campus’ northwest corner, the University transformed the education of science and math with the completion of the new facility. The L-shaped building converges around a three-story central atrium, minimizing circulation space. Each department is laid out on a single floor with administrative suites and research offices opposite their respective laboratories.

While the exterior skin of brick and limestone under a pitched metal roof recalls the adjacent original nineteenth-century campus structures, the attic space created by the sloped roof serves as the fan loft for the lab hoods. Outside, a student plaza offers opportunities for quiet gatherings and individual study.

+ is a dynamic team working together

robertRob Farr, Principal in Charge / Architect
jesseJesse Browning, Electrical Engineer
Project Manager

by the numbers


Square feet






Animal research suite


Seat lecture hall


Story atrium

A focus on exterior

Set the campus standard for exterior finishes on all new buildings

Design palette chosen that brought a cohesive look to the campus

Creative design for incorporating the stacks into the design of the building