The University of Akron, Schrank Hall North Renovation

Akron, Ohio

  • FIRM

    Creo Design, Inc.


    Ted Curtis, Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities Mgmt.

  • AREA

    13,865 sq.ft.





Schrank Hall North, on the campus of The University of Akron, needed renovation. Included in the scope of work was upgrading the restrooms, ADA compliance, fixture counts and hazardous remediation.

The relocation of computer-based testing and the Department of Women’s Studies was essential to enable the building they were housed in to be razed. The renovation ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$74.57FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation the university to expand in preparation for future growth, as well as resolve issues of access control and student circulation. The Department of Adult Focus, faculty senate and the area health-education center also were relocated in Schrank Hall North. Moving these departments affected existing space utilization and required the relocation of Schrank Hall North’s existing departments.

This renovation resolved the three major problems identified by the project team: First, it upgraded the existing restrooms for ADA accessibility while maintaining occupancy; second, it created an identity for the new Computer-Based Testing and Assessment Center, as well as Women’s Studies; third, it relocated the new and existing departments to maximize building use.