Governors State University E/F Wing

Governors State University E/F Wing

Gather Leveraging corridors and reorganizing them to maximize views transformed them into destination locations.

The project provides contemporary academic and research spaces for collaborative learning and scientific exploration.

Location
University Park, Illinois
Scope of Services
Programming
Planning
Design
Interior Design
Certification

LEED Silver

Size
80,000 SF

Construction Type
Renovation

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.