The Science and Innovation Center will be a 21st Century learning environment that makes the sciences a visible, vibrant,and integral part of the Marin Academy campus. The building includes six lab classrooms and an independent study lab to support Marin Academy’s innovative science program. The lab classrooms will provide space for integrated, long-term student projects to support hands-on learning and to inspire the next generation of young scientists, while preparing them for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century. A two story “hub” space will provide key circulation space and will house an art/science gallery, small breakout spaces outside the classroom, and small meeting nooks to serve the entire Marin Academy campus. Portions of the hub will have the ability to open to the new adjacent science garden, which will transform a small parking lot east of the historic campus mansion into a vitalized, experiential learning space. Science learning will be allowed to spill out of the classrooms into this court, supporting outdoor, hands-on science education. On target for LEED Platinum, the Science and Innovation Center will be a highly sustainable building, and will serve as an object lesson for students.