The Life Sciences Building of the Nassau Community College was designed by the Cannon Design architectural practice on an open field in Garden City, New York with an exterior that tries to reflect the natural environment surrounding it.
Since there is a campus nearby, the facility has rectilinear bars with a height of three floors and they create a courtyard with an open end that is completed by a cluster of trees to create a communal garden where students can relax and take a break.
The outer perimeter of the building hosts the laboratory and classrooms displaying the activities of the building. The exterior is covered in copper plate wall panels and the cladding makes the building appear to change due to the way in which the environment affects the colors.
Toward the inner courtyard are the faculty offices with a curtain wall system made of transparent glass panels that allows an adjustable degree of privacy in each office.