Calhoun Field Laboratory
As part of the the Agriculture Department program at Clemson University, teaching fields are maintained and used for educational purposes. A new outdoor classroom, the Calhoun Field Laboratory, was designed and constructed to give students and faculty a place to come together and discuss daily objectives and observe the area.
The classroom was designed as an open structure, but with adaptable walls to provide closed space when needed. The inverted roof serves as a rainwater collector. While the roof area is too small to water the fields, it is primarily used for cleaning tools and small experiments. An observation deck was created to provide teachers an area to observe students working in the immediate area.
The classroom was built with the assistance of Construction Science students as a summer project. Team members included: Thad Rhoden, Kenneth Babinchak and Robert Helms.