Kent State University--Tuscarawas, Founder`s Hall Renovation

New Philadelphia, Ohio

  • FIRM

    TC Architects

  • CLIENT

    Kent State University

  • AREA

    13,858 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $807,326.23

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2004

The project provided architectural and interior-design services for the enhancement of student-services spaces, classrooms, food services, laboratories and faculty areas within three floors of Founder’s Hall on the Kent State University—Tuscarawas campus. Modifications were made to about 14,000 square feet of existing space. Existing classrooms, and biology and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$58.26FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation laboratories were converted into instructional spaces.

The renovation included creating six technology-enhanced classrooms, a drafting lab, an advanced communications lab with distributed learning capabilities and an industrial-automation lab for robotics with distributed education capabilities. A new student computer center of about 3,000 square feet was developed to be an open, welcoming environment; its work pods have wood-laminated casework with aluminum and glass accents.

Other areas improved were faculty offices, campus reprographics and workrooms, food services, building equipment storage and a staff break room. All areas of renovation included complete HVAC and electrical infrastructure upgrades to meet the demands of current instructional methods.