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Capitalizing on a four-decade legacy of leadership and innovation in science education, Smith College is building a science and engineering facility that will intentionally blur the boundaries between traditional disciplines, creating an optimum environment for students and faculty to address key scientific and technological developments of our time. Both a structure and a symbol, the new home for the Picker Engineering Program, computer science, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology will be a compelling, visible statement of Smith’s public identity as the women’s college with the strongest programs in science and engineering. Ford Hall is named in honor of the lead donor to the project, the Ford Motor Company Fund. Through its Advanced Education Program, the Ford Fund supports programs that emphasize diversity in engineering and business and link classroom learning with real-world projects and issues.

Watch a tour of Ford Hall given by Stylianos Scordilis, professor of biological sciences

Ford Hall Recycling Report

The final recycling report for the Ford Hall project notes that 96 percent of the waste generated by the project, includes the buildings that were removed to clear the site, was recycled. This is an extraordinary accomplishment for a building of Ford's scope and scale. Read the report (PDF)



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