Plans for the Dow Science Center began in April 1989, with construction being finalized in May 1992, and an official dedication and opening being given on October 31, 1992. The 63,500sq. ft. building, named after the largest donor, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, was designed by Tower Pinkster Titus Associates, Inc. at a total cost of $10,065,000. The purpose of the building was to expand and update science facilities which were at the time being housed in Olds-Upton Hall. Dow Science Center contains offices for faculty in biology, chemistry, and health sciences. The building contains nine course laboratories, 11 research laboratories, four classrooms and lecture halls, and 38 support spaces such as a greenhouse and a chemistry research library. The building was designed in a red brick Georgian-style, fitting the theme of other buildings on campus. It is located at the corner of Thompson St. and W. Main St.

Recent Submissions

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Dow Science Center 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1992-10-31)
    Architect Robert Tower, Board of Trustees chairman Donald R. Parfet, professor of chemistry emeritus Laurence Wilson, and President Lawrence D. Bryan take part in the Dow Science Center ribbon-cutting ceremony. Originally ...
  • Dow Dedication Speech 

    Bryan, Lawrence D. (1992-10-31)
    Dedication speech for Dow Science Center given by College president Lawrence D. Bryan on October 31, 1992.
  • The Dow Science Center 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1992)
    Pamphlet containing a detailed list of the features and specifications of the Dow Science Center. The pamphlet also gives a list of major donors who contributed funds to help build the Center.
  • Dow Science Center Dedication 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1992-10-31)
    Flyer giving the schedule of events for the Dow Science Center dedication ceremony. The flyer also contains a list of major donors to the building project.
  • Dow Science Center Groundbreaking 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1990-10-04)
    Flyer giving the schedule for the Dow Science Center groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, October 4, 1990. It notes that the shovel used by College President Lawrence D. Bryan for the groundbreaking was also used at the ...
  • Dow Science Center; Water Color 

    Seuss-Brakeman, Peter (Kalamazoo College, 9999)
  • Dow Science Center 

    Kalamazoo College ()
  • Dow Science Center 

    Kalamazoo College (2005)