Bessey Hall – alterations to first and second floors
Project phase: Construction
- Instructional spaces in Bessey Hall are over 50 years old and are considered core instructional spaces.
- This building houses 23 classrooms ranging in capacity from 24-338 seats, providing instructional space for a wide range of disciplines and serving thousands of students each day.
- With the exception of the 2014 renovation of the third floor of Bessey Hall, the last major investment in these spaces occurred in the 1990's.
- Renewed investment in these instructional resources is necessary to provide facilities and technology that enhance teaching and learning and contribute to student success.
Comprehensive renovations will create high-impact educational environments that:
Engage students in active learning
Provide opportunities for research and leadership in instructional methods
Foster innovation through technology rich environments
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
- $2,900,000 which includes a $234,000 contingency. This project will be funded by the facility reserve and teaching and learning environment funds.
Questions, comments, concerns?
- Matt Postma, construction representative, firstname.lastname@example.org, (517) 353-9223