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Michigan State UniversityMichigan State UniversityInfrastructure Planning and Facilities

Bessey Hall – alterations to first and second floors

Project phase: Planning/Design

Project details:

  • The last major investments in this space occurred in 2014 on the third floor.
  • Renewed investment in these instructional resources is necessary to provide the facilities and technology that support our teaching and learning and contribute to the success of our students.
  • Comprehensive renovations will create high-impact educational environments that:
    • Engage students in active learning
    • Provide opportunities for research and leadership in instructional methods
    • oFoster innovation through technology rich environments

Project scope:

  • Comprehensive renovation of the first and second-floor instructional space (including 11 classrooms and one lecture hall) to include: new ceilings, lighting, flooring, paint, marker boards, window treatments, technology and furniture
  • Renovation of adjacent corridors to provide student seating, collaboration and informal learning opportunities which will include: new ceiling, lighting, flooring, paint, electrical and furniture
  • Potential addition of a single use restroom, quiet study and testing spaces


  • Limited impact to adjacent academic and academic support functions
  • Project team will coordinate with building occupants


  • Construction start: May 8
  • Project completion: Aug. 16