Modernizing and expanding the Anthony Hall Complex—comprising Anthony Hall and the Dairy Plant and Meats Laboratory—is one component of the “Revitalization of Michigan Animal Agriculture,” an initiative developed by the animal agriculture industry in Michigan and Michigan State University.
The Anthony Hall Complex consisted of two attached structures: Anthony Hall ASSOCIATED FIRMEarl Walls & Assoc., Lab; Seiberling Assoc., Dairy; KSI Engineering and Dr. Roger Mandigo, Meats LabCOST PER SQ FT$126.41FEATURED IN1999 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation the Dairy Plant, and a separate structure—the Meats Laboratory. The original intent was to renovate the three structures and build an addition that would connect the lab to Anthony Hall. After analysis of the existing lab condition and the functional requirements of the existing structure and proposed addition, it was decided to domolish the existing lab and build an entirely new facility.
An analysis of the existing internal arrangement of Anthony Hall led to the decision to replace the physical layout rather than simply replace and upgrade building systems. The interior of the Anthony Hall component was gutted and reconstructed exclusive of the auditoriums and restrooms. High-traffic functions are now located in the most accessible area of the building.
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