Customization adds to the student center’s functionality as the dining area furniture is movable and aides in turning the same space into a banquet hall to seat up to 350 guests by night. The steel structure frame includes metal stud framing and curtain wall exterior while the interior features a university book store, food court, Starbucks, full kitchen and restrooms.
Additionally, this project involved moving the existing bookstore within the library to the new Alumni Hall freeing up room within the library for student collaborative space, staff and administrative offices, and a new business center. This is the first phase of a larger scale renovation to occur in the future.
Krannert Memorial Library
University of Indianapolis
Libraries on college campus’s nationwide are evolving into collaborative, technical workspaces for students and faculty. To accommodate this change, three floors and the basement were completely renovated. The new design provides an ambient space blending the traditions of an academic library with a vibrant social space. Additionally, a coffee shop and outdoor patio space help to provide social engagement among students on-campus. Evolution of this space allows more room for digital resources and consolidation of legacy print and analog collections. The transformation creates a vibrant teaching and learning center for campus-wide connectivity.
Ball State University
Park Hall is one of Ball State’s most sought after residence halls. Its central location and high-tech accommodations make it a popular housing choice for returning students. Park Hall accommodates 500 students in double and single rooms and studio apartments. A lab/technology center, fitness room, study lounge and laundry facilities also complete this well-designed living center. The building consists of a pre-cast hollow core slab and steel structure system with brick, limestone and a metal panel exterior.
Wilmeth Active Learning Center
The overall goal of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center is to provide students with the best classroom teaching and learning methods. Blending centrally scheduled teaching spaces, formal study spaces, collaborative work areas, library/information services and informal learning spaces, provides a learning commons for the 21st Century. Its multi-functional classrooms, lecture halls, exhibition spaces, gathering spaces, and group study spaces bring libraries, learning, and discovery spaces to the heart of campus. New IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue’s Academic Course Transformation) spaces are key to the Center’s mission creating a focus on engaged learning. This project is expected to be completed in March 2017.
Martindale Hall is the largest living unit on Wabash College’s campus and houses more than 100 men. It provides a variety of rooms, including singles, doubles, and triples. The work will be more than a renovation. Martindale's old structure will get a complete overhaul of systems, only reusing the frame and skin, which both need repairs. Landscape and drainage modifications will also be a part of the project.