The existing building, built in 1964, had remained largely untouched as both the technical and pedagogical needs of the School of Epidemiology and Public Health evolved.
After an initial master-planning effort addressing all aspects of building systems and educational programs, the primary concern was to improve the spaces where students and faculty would gather and CAPACITY365COST PER SQ FT$83.00FEATURED IN1999 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation informally—the people spaces.
While providing for the programmatic demands for new, up-to-date classrooms, offices, post office and lecture hall, the new design provided a new student lounge and ample hallways, creating seating nooks and casual meeting areas.
The results provided a new heart to the school’s community, nurturing the vitality of academic life.
In a similar way, the dean’s office and administrative suite provided a more open and welcome environment for interaction between students and faculty.
Subsequent phases will provide similar spaces on the laboratory floors. These will include hallway meeting areas at key intersections, small conference rooms and a centrally located lounge connecting the hallways to exterior views.
Photographer: ©Lee B. Ewing