The renovation provides an elevator addition to increase handicapped building access, as well as a complete gut renovation of the existing building’s interior. The Interior is designed to foster a collaborative design environment. Open studio, critique and multi-use gathering spaces will promote relationships across disciplines.
The project is being designed to achieve LEED Gold and will have new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems installed. The design and implementation
of the building’s systems and environmentally responsible materials will be showcased as a learning tool to the students.