University of Saint Francis, Pope John Paul II Center

Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Design Collaborative

  • CLIENT

    University of Saint Francis

  • AREA

    93,426 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $9,948,943.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    10/2006

The University of Saint Francis Pope John Paul II Center is an addition and renovation of Bonaventure Hall. Completed in fall 2006, the center blends high technology with traditional library collections (more than 125,000 volumes) and services with abundant study spaces. The center houses the Lee and Jim Vann Library, Keith Busse School of Business and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$106.49FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio Leadership, the School of Professional Studies, a portion of the School of Liberal Arts, classrooms, faculty offices, the campus bookstore, computer labs and computer training facilities.

Originally conceived as a standalone facility in the late 1990s, the project evolved into an addition and renovation to the aging Bonaventure Hall classroom building in late 2001. The project bid in late 2004, and construction began in early 2005. After topping off the steel structure in August 2005, crews moved from floor to floor completing their work, with each trade following the last. The project was completed in summer 2006 and opened for students in the fall.