The process of entering this human-built place of science takes the visitor past elements of the natural world: trees and a sculpture of giant rock slabs and sphere. Another sculpture adorns the exterior wall, blending rusted metal with Pacific Northwest-inspired images of water, fish, and humans. Inside, this two-story structure houses WCC’s chemistry and biology laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices. The design accommodates the special requirements of ta 21st century science center and blends with the rest of the WCC campus in its use of brick, black-toned metal and large expanses of glass. Open, sun-drenched spaces encourage informal collaborative learning outside the classroom.