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Packaging Building – First Floor Renovations

Project phase: Planning/Design

For more than 50 years, the School of Packaging has been a leader in teaching, research and outreach focused on packaging containers, materials, their functionality and their improvement. More than half of all packaging graduates employed in the U.S. come from Michigan State University. Key to the future success of the MSU School of Packaging is an overriding commitment to innovation, sustainability and stewardship.

The Packaging Building was originally constructed in 1964 with an addition in 1987 and totals approximately 50,000 gross square feet of space. The building is generally in good condition, but there has been little modification since its construction. The proposed renovations are focused on creating welcoming, vibrant and collaborative common areas that will create a place supportive for student and faculty engagement, teaching, learning and career and professional development.

Project details:

  • Renovation of approximately 8,200 net square feet of space including the 120 seat university lecture hall, offices and common spaces.
  • New finishes, furniture and technology.
  • Introduction of natural light into the interior spaces to create a more open environment.
  • It is planned for storage space to be converted into a research laboratory which will include a fume hood, typical casework and lab utilities.
  • Landscape improvements may also be made to the outdoor courtyard.
  • Any just-in-time needs will be reviewed as part of the planning process.

The Packaging building is located on the south side of Wilson Road between Farm Lane and Red Cedar Road in the central academic district.


Start of Construction: TBD

End of Construction: TBD

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