These three initiatives have utilized more than $18 million dollars of Title III funds to modernize buildings to provide the utmost in technology, teaching innovation, and sustainability. Through the Title III activity, “Sustaining a Conducive Academic Environment through Facilities Restoration” the University leadership has made substantial progress towards achieving this facet of the Master Plan.U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver.
Building Before After
Thayer Hall 2350 asf 4698 asf (+100%)
120 seats 163 seats (+36%)
Clement Hall 5463 asf 6344 asf (16%)
235 seats 254 seats (+8%)
Wright Hall 5397 asf 7381 asf (+37%)
126 seats 304 seats (+141%)
(asf = assignable square footage)
Clement and Wright-Young Halls are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings. Positioning for this level of certification realizes the University’s pledge to maintain a sustainable campus. The buildings are energy efficient and provide for waste recycling.
Originally built as the dining hall, this facility was expanded in the 1970’s. The dining area, a large volume on the second floor, was converted into classroom space with lower ceilings. Although not historic, it has cultural value to the institution. Thayer Hall now houses the School of Social Work. The interior demolition afforded an opportunity to optimize the use of natural lighting. The consolidation reduced mechanical space and the overall space allocation increased an additional 40+ seats within the building.
This LEED Silver facility converted the attic space into usable space connecting it to the central plant, reducing the need for mechanical space, and increasing the seat count by approximately 20.
This facility targeted for LEED Gold status converted the attic space into usable space connecting it to the central plant, reducing the need for mechanical space, and increasing the seat count by approximately 150.