University of North Texas Chemistry Building Denton, Texas
The Chemistry Building at the University of North Texas blends practicality and convenience for users, and reflects UNT’s dedication to scientific research and innovation. OMNIPLAN maximized the site’s steep slope to the school’s advantage—providing “front-door” pedestrian access at two different levels of this three-story building. A second floor entrance welcomes visitors coming from the West, and a ground-floor entrance is convenient for students coming from the campus's interior to the East. Inside, we crafted the interior architecture to highlight a dramatic, faculty-designed, 3-D model of the periodic table. Outside, on the West elevation, the OMNIPLAN design subtly repeats this theme in brick relief. The result is an aesthetically pleasing space that honors achievement and fosters inspiration.