Mason Andrews Science Building, Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, Virginia
The Mason Andrews Science Building on Tidewater Community College’s new urban campus is a focal point of the revitalization of downtown Norfolk. A key component in the implementation of the master plans which UDA created for Norfolk and the community college was the Science Building, the first new building on Granby Street in the revitalization of Downtown Norfolk.
The Science Building shapes a vibrant new campus quad and public square. The exterior architecture works contextually with Norfolk’s historic architectural patterns and traditions. The design of the new building was done in concert with the redevelopment of nearby historic buildings to complete the Phase I Master Plan.
Within, the circulation corridors of the Science Building function as large urban porches with attractive views of Norfolk’s downtown streets. The corridors are active places for students, staff and faculty, creating a lively interchange between the interior and the activity on the square below.