Southern University of New Orleans added a gem to their campus in the form of the four-story, 107,000 sf Natural Science Building. Here, the colleges of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math, and many more departments are the grounds for student expansion and growth. Consisting of research laboratories, lecture halls, and media centers, this building provides a place for meaningful collaboration. Design played an intricate roll in the development of this space, by being the driver of innovation and excitement for future students. A use of varied & multi-colored flooring styles helped distinguish different departments, floors, and purposes throughout this large building. When selecting flooring for this project a mix of vinyl composite tile and carpet allowed for the vision to come to life. A vision for a facility that sparks joy in its students but also withstands the surplus of foot traffic & potential spills from students year to year. The durable selected flooring makes for manageable maintenance for the University, while also filling the need for any budgetary constraints. Bright colors and design elevates the space yet delivers a sense of unity and community. A community in which SUNO will continue to mold the students of our future for years to come.