With its goal of fostering better understanding and deeper connections between math and physics, the Simons Center at Stony Brook University brings together researchers from both fields. Perkins Eastman’s design for the new facility reflects this mission, representing the convergence of cutting edge ideas. The building’s large interior atrium is a dynamic environment designed for academic study and collaboration among the two schools of thought. Primarily serving faculty members, post-doctoral and graduate students, the building houses offices and discussion spaces for individual work as well as interaction. Designed with features such as a southern-facing glass façade that maximizes sun control and maintains campus views and modular green roof systems, the building is a hallmark of contemporary sustainable design.