This project will add a new facility housing the varsity football locker rooms, training and rehabilitation facilities, a football-specific weight room, hydrotherapy, offices for coaches, a team lounge, break out rooms, and a team meeting room. The facility will replace the North Stands and connect Yager Stadium to the new Dauch Indoor Sports Center.
This project will renovate Brandon, Flower, Hahne, and Hepburn Residence Halls as well as Martin Dining Hall and a portion of the North Chiller Plant at Billings Hall. In addition, the work will include related site utilities and infrastructure, landscaping and site improvements for the identified buildings. These renovations will be comprehensive upgrades of all buildings systems, addition of fire suppression, accessibility improvements, energy efficiency improvements, and new finishes throughout. This project will use the Design/Build project delivery method. The program of requirements was modified to consider cost-effective ways to meet growing housing demand, integration of needs supporting our Utility Master Plan, and address existing deferred maintenance issues with tunnel tops. As a result, it is recommended to add approximately 100 beds to Hahne Hall in the form of an addition. The program was also modified to include sizing the underground hot water piping to allow Yager Stadium and the Student Athlete Development Center to be switched to more energy efficient hot water heating in the future.
This project will complete the Armstrong Student Center through the adaptive reuse of Culler Hall. The project will renovate the interior of Culler Hall in a similar manner to the adaptive reuse of Gaskill and Rowan Halls. The project will address needed rehabilitation to the core and shell of the Culler Hall building. The Phase 2 renovation of Culler Hall will be joined to the existing Armstrong Student Center by a two-story atrium link, creating a unified Armstrong Student Center. The renovation, addition, and connection will be executed in such a way that the Student Center will be perceived as one building comprised of distinct but complementary spaces.
The University introduced geothermal heating and cooling on the Western Campus in the first phase of this project in 2013-2014. In the first phase, the heating and cooling needs of the new buildings constructed on the Western Campus are served by the new geothermal plant. The existing Western Campus buildings remain on the central heating plant. Plans were made for a future expansion of the geothermal system to convert existing buildings on Western Campus to geothermal in later phases.
The existing geothermal system will be expanded to include approximately 400 additional deep wells. The project will all add 1,400 tons of available cooling capacity to the geothermal plant. This project will address the infrastructure needs for connecting five (5) existing buildings onto the Western Campus geothermal system – Havighurst, Child Development Center, Clawson, Hoyt and Presser.