80,000 sf expansion to Learned Hall Engineering Building to house the Dean’s office suite, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Career Services Center, classrooms, instructional and computer labs, computing commons, faculty and graduate teaching assistant offices, and the Spahr Engineering Classroom, seating 250.
106,000 sf research facility to support multi-disciplinary research and collaboration within the sciences, including chemistry pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, molecular bioscience, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, and geology. Spaces included laboratory spaces, biohazard spaces, cleanroom facilities, classrooms and faculty and student teaching offices, conference and meeting areas and other research support spaces. Collective discussion amongst researchers was facilitated through laboratory and office suites that challenged the standard double loaded corridor often separating these spaces.
2-story, 13,000 sf library that is connected to and serves Learned Hall Engineering Building via exterior courtyard and an overhead, enclosed walkway. All stacks and periodicals were relocated from the lower floor to the upper floor in order to make the main floor more accessible to students via a new entry plaza with access to a new circulation area, reading carrels, a larger open reading area, offices and meeting rooms.
In 2008, local residents approved a bond issue to provide for building repairs and infrastructure upgrades at Erie Elementary School. The 1970‘s era building renovations included interior finishes throughout the corridors and restrooms, hardware and door replacement, acoustical treatments, and a new gymnasium floor. Ceilings and corridor lighting were updated and solatubes added with photo-sensors to allow for natural lighting during the day, classroom technology and building security systems were updated, and interior environment conditions were improved by the replacement of roof-top units. Work also included exterior sight improvements to increase safety and visibility from the parking lot and bus drop-off to the building entrance such as site lighting, pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow, a new digital monument sign visible from the adjacent street, and an improved plaza area for visitors with the inclusion of an elevated entry element, permanent seating and plantings to provide shade over time.
*denotes work completed with another design firm