The new Science, Math, and Nursing building design by ED2 Architects took on a T-shape that created a distinct set of courtyard spaces. Aditya gave each of these spaces a science theme including: An Orbit Court with circular patterning and sculptural spheres, The Seed Garden with biologically inspired elliptical forms of paving and mounded planting areas dominated by species with unique seeds such as the California Buckeye and Pomegranate; and the Axiom Garden with graphically curved rows of custom fabricated benches inlaid with mathematical symbols. Several other subordinate spaces continue the science themes, including a periodic chart placed in the paving of the Element Court, custom designed DNA helix tiles that enliven a large retaining wall in the Cellular Court, and hexagonal paving with recycled glass content in two secondary entry plazas. Sustainability features include the provision of native habitat, minimal irrigation water use, stormwater control on site, and a 2,500 square foot green roof, putting it on track to receive a LEED Gold rating.
Aditya was Principal-in-Charge and Design Leader for this project while at RHAA