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Laurentide Hall Renovations

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Laurentide Hall, located on the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater campus, built in 1972. Throughout it’s time on the campus the building was primarily being used as the College of Business and Economics, and never undergone any major renovation. Dramatic changes in Business Education, along with the rapid growth of enrollment in the department and growing technology needs the University decided to build a new building (Hyland Hall) to house the College of Business and Economics, opening summer of 2009, effectively leaving Laurentide Hall vacant. The University’s goal with the renovations is to bring a 21st century learning environment into the outdated and underused building, along with finding a permanent place for the College of Letters and Sciences.

Renovations included, 77,300 GSF of existing classroom and office space into primarily office and laboratory space for the College of Letters and Sciences. This project also called for 5,550 GSF in additions. Additions included a 4,000 GSF on the east side, to house the primary entrance, vertical circulation, and collaboration spaces; 1,050 GSF located on the 4th floor for conferences along with additional collaboration spaces. The remaining 500 GSF are located on the 1st floor in the northwest corner of the building to improve the east entry and receiving area. Renovations also included: replacement of the deteriorating HVAC system, with a chilled beam system; electrical; and lighting systems.

Location:
Whitewater, WI

Client:
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Size:
88,400 SF

Construction Type:
Renovation