The Donald A. Krenz Academic Center occupies the third floor of Concordia College’s Scheele Library. Built in 1972, the library has first and second floors of 12,000 square feet, but the third floor was only 4,000 square feet. To create the center, the floor plate was fully expanded to accommodate:
•The OSilas Art Gallery: showcasing works by artists from the college COST PER SQ FT$292.00FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYExhibition Space/Galleries the wider community. The north-facing glass facade is transparent so that activity within is visible from the college campus. The linear space along the north displays smaller works of art; larger pieces are mounted in the spacious interior.
•The Yeager Room: the conference room for the Board of Regents. This formal wood-paneled room also houses a unique collection of letters and memorabilia of significant American business leaders.
•The Pietruski Auditorium: a terraced lecture room, with concentric rows of seating. It supports the use of a variety of media, and accommodates laptop use.
•A digital classroom for computer instruction.
Additional renovated spaces in the original section of the third floor include a classroom, television studio and administrative offices.