Michigan State University, Brody Housing Complex Renovation

Lansing, Michigan

In support of the Residential and Hospitality Services 2008 Future State Strategic Plan, the Brody Neighborhood is undergoing significant changes in architecture, operations and amenities, with the overall goal of delivering outstanding Spartan experiences. To create a desirable place to live and to entice students to return to Brody as upperclassmen, improvements have ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFEATURED IN2014 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation made to building infrastructure, common spaces, amenities, student rooms, and the entire complex site. The result is a more efficient, pleasant, easily navigated, secure, and vibrant home for all Brody residents.

SHW Group teamed with the university’s landscape department to develop a master plan for the entire complex to provide a common language for all buildings, better integration between building interiors and the site, support for environmental initiatives, and a visible sense of welcoming and inclusion for all Brody residents. Tools used in development of the master plan included research into the history of the Brody neighborhood namesakes, workshops with stakeholder groups and an online survey of more than 3,400 students from across campus.