Governors State University E/F Wing
The project provides contemporary academic and research spaces for collaborative learning and scientific exploration.
The renovated wing houses teaching and research functions of two colleges focused on science, math, technology, and health and human services. The design maximizes available square footage and replaces MEP systems.
Responding to GSU’s desire for fostering community, the design establishes gathering spaces for students/faculty to interact and study in newly-created circulation that maximizes natural light and views. Departmental identity was achieved with wayfinding and grouping faculty offices and support spaces.
Construction, which was complicated by a post-tensioned building structure, was implemented in two phases to minimize disruption. Phase one included building infill space for labs and supporting systems. Classrooms, computer labs, health and science spaces, faculty offices, and support areas were renovated in phase two.