The new Center for STEM Studies at SUNY Erie houses classrooms and labs for science related programs like Physics, Engineering Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Chemistry, as well as shared instructional spaces, collaborative study spaces, a tutoring center, and faulty offices. The campus, largely untouched since inception, was recently identified as eligible for National Register historic status. As a result, the design of the STEM Building was developed to be sensitive to the scale and materials of the existing campus buildings, and respectful of the original campus plan.
It was certified Gold under LEED New Construction Version 2009, which
emphasizes state of the art strategies and certifies buildings according to
the sustainability of the site, water efficiency, energy use and impact on the
atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and
innovation and design.