The dedication of the Lewis B. Puller Jr. ’63 Marine and Environmental Science Center at Christchurch School was held on October 15.
The 12,000-square-foot Puller Science Center has advanced laboratories for biology, physics, chemistry, marine and environmental sciences; aquarium and aquaculture tanks; research areas; flexible classroom space; and equipment for real-time data monitoring and research. The atrium was designed to give a view of the Rappahannock River and maximize available natural light reducing the need for artificial lighting.
The building is designed for LEED certification for its energy savings, water efficiency, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and improved indoor environmental quality, among other criteria.
The science center is named for the late Lewis B. Puller Jr., a member of the Christchurch School Class of 1963. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is the son of Gen. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, the most decorated U.S. Marine.
The center was designed by BCWH Architects of Richmond.