College Planning & Management

JUN 2013

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education design showcase • colleges & universities PROJECT OF DISTINCTION o u ts ta n d i n g d es i g n + a rc h i t e c t u r e i n ed u c at i o n Western Michigan University SangrEn Hall 13 ArCHITECT sHw Group CHRIS MACKEY, AIA 248.336.4700 prOjECT INfOrMATION CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR COMPLETION DATE Peter Strazdas Aug. 2012 GROSS AREA PER STUDENT SITE SIzE 231,000 sq. ft. 128 sq. ft. 2 acres CURRENT ENROLLMENT 25,000 students CAPACITY 1,800 students COST PER STUDENT COST PER Sq. FT. TOTAL COST E22 $33,333 $260 $60,000,000 EDUCATION DESIGN SHOWCASE W estern michigan university's college of education and human develoPment (cehd) had been located literally and fguratively at the heart of this campus since 1964, and is ranked among the nation's top 10 producers of professional educators. The replacement building was designed to create an identifable home for the college, encouraging a sense of community, while also providing general-purpose classrooms for the entire university. It has classroom space for 1,800 students, with more than 450 scheduled classes per week, and is home to approximately 400 faculty and staff. In addition, the program contains a counseling clinic, a reading clinic and a research center. The plan is organized to provide convenient access to the large instructional spaces facing the new campus pedestrian mall to the south, and a grand stair rising to the social hub of the CEHD, a two-story commons surrounded by the education library, dean's offce suite, café and student collaboration spaces. On the upper levels, departmental offces are organized on the south, and classrooms take advantage of diffuse northern daylight. A centrally located tower containing double-height meeting rooms at the main south entry creates an iconic moment for the building and the campus. EDS

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