The Nobel Hall science center expansion and Roger Bacon renovation will directly impact 41% of the Siena College student body (and growing!) The science complex will feature approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of all-new specialized laboratories, active learning spaces, and more. This transformative project is Siena's launchpad toward its goal of becoming the #1 college in the region for the sciences.

Enhanced student experience

  • More space for collaborative and active learning (including maker space)
  • Specialized laboratories
  • Departmental faculty located in same area 
  • Better instructional facilities
  • Improved reputation for the academic programs
Das and Nipa Nobel
Das '06 and Nipa Nobel

The Transformative Gift

Das Nobel ’06 and his wife and Siena Trustee, Nipa, will fully fund an expansion of the science center  with the addition of Nobel Hall. When completed, their $35 million gift will help transform Siena’s footprint and unleash the College’s full potential in the sciences. 

“The foundation from Siena College enabled us to give back to my alma mater in a way that will impact the next generation of leaders,” Nobel said. “I am proud to be a Siena alumnus and hope this contribution will inspire future students to dream big.”


active learning spaces

- 3 Active classrooms

- 1 General classroom

- 1 Computer classroom

- 1 Small classroom

- 2 Nursing classrooms

- 10 Laboratories

- CPU Lab for Environmental Studies and Sciences

- Home health lab


- Scientific writing

- Environmental Sciences, Environmental Chemistry, and Environmental Specimens

- Ecology

- Microbiology

- Neurobiology

- Biology

- 2 Research labs

Communal and Support Spaces

Faculty offices for: Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, and Nursing

Group study room

2 Story main lobby

2 Lounges per floor

Basement: Vivarium – animal housing, chemical & equipment storage, mechanical spaces


Roger Bacon Redesign

Phase 2: Expected to start Summer 2025

Improvements and expansion of spaces for programs in Physics, Math, Computer Science, and Psychology.

The schedule of this project will be two phases over consecutive summers.


The footprint of Nobel Hall and the area required during construction will displace 100 to 150 parking spaces in Lot G.

When construction begins, Lot F will be taken offline for the summer of 2023. The work is expected to be completed before the fall semester begins.

Friars Road will be realigned as part of the Nobel Hall construction project. A section of the road will be taken offline following Commencement. 

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