• Client:St. Joseph's University
  • Location:Philadelphia, PA
  • Architect:Cecil Baker + Partners, Ballinger AE, Bala Consulting Engineers

Science Center Renovation

Irwin & Leighton has completed eleven (11) phases (11 years) of renovations on St. Joseph’s University’s ±70,000 SF Science Center that houses the biology, physics and chemistry departments. The overall scope of work included interior renovations, teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, storage units, and administrative offices. There were also upgrades made to the audiovisual and data systems, replacement and upgrade of existing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and a new fire protection system. All work for each phase was completed over the summer months.

Key Highlights:

Multiphase renovation of existing science and classroom building

Replaced mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems in phases while maintaining functionality of the existing systems in occupied areas.

Coordination of building shutdowns in an occupied facility with ongoing experiments

Maintained safe ingress and egress for all students and faculty through out the construction phases while building remained occupied through out the year

Our Sector Knowledge


Irwin & Leighton has over 100 years of experience in the Educational sector managing projects on all areas of an academic campus.