The Grant R. Doering Center for Science and Research, completed in fall 2009 by Spillman Farmer Architects, has been noticed by the architectural community.
An article about the Doering Center appeared at www.worldarchitecturenews.com.
The article applauded many aspects of the building: the laboratories, the open and inviting atrium, the copious windows, and the brick and stone detail that hearkens back to the classic architecture of the Bryn Athyn Historic District.
Along with the beauty of the architecture, the Doering Center is also notable for the intentions behind the design of the building. As the World Architecture News article noted, the Doering Center was "designed to promote collaboration and student/faculty engagement through a combination of small group spaces and sitting areas located to foster spontaneous interaction."
In other words, though it stands three stories high and holds classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices and study spaces, the Doering Center, like Bryn Athyn College as a whole, is small by design.