Cornell College Science Center
Cornell College Russell Science Center Construction  / Mount VernonIA
Can the construction of a new science center integrate the liberal arts?
Mortenson developed a trusted partnership with Cornell College when they engaged us in their most significant student investment in decades. The 45,600 square foot, four-story Russell Science Center includes a collaborative classroom, office, laboratory, and research spaces for the biology and chemistry departments. The project incorporates innovative design and technology and is the first new classroom facility to be built on campus in over 40 years. 

Facts And Figures

Cornell College

New Construction


45,600 square feet

Delivery Methods


The Team



Design-Build Institute of America - Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR)
The Cornell College Russell Science Center received a 2019 DBIA-MAR Merit Award. We are honored to be recognized for excellence in our work, our commitment to safety, and our efforts on behalf of our team members and communities.