WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES
LOCATION: KALAMAZOO, MI
CONTRACT AMOUNT: $14,130,613
DESIGN: HARLEY ELLIS
SUPERVISION: HAROLD IMMEKUS (PROJECT MANAGER)
CONTRACT: FULLY DESIGNED & ENGINEERED
COMPLETION DATE: SEPTEMBER 2004
Unique Features: From CEAS website: "WMU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is located at the heart of the University’s Parkview Campus. The 343,000-square-foot facility was completed in the fall of 2003. The $72.5 million high-tech academic building is the University’s largest. The new building features two two-story brick wings” each more than 600 feet long “joined by a central glass hub. The entire engineering complex, which includes two attached parking ramps, a Paper Coating Pilot Plant that was opened in 2003 and an energy resource center, is a major component to the Parkview Campus. The new 265-acre campus, which is three miles south of WMU’s main Kalamazoo campus, also includes a Business Technology and Research Park. The BTR park has been designated a Michigan SmartZone and is home to 10 companies in the life sciences, information technology and advanced engineering. The new facility includes seven computer teaching labs, 75 research and teaching laboratories, and a number of flexible classroom and lecture spaces. Many features are aimed specifically at student study and research needs, including study lounges and breakout rooms where small groups can work together on engineering projects. The facility is a wireless computing environment, but also includes extensive hard wiring for high-end computing needs and interactive instruction."