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Central Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Services / SHW Group

  • Architects: SHW Group
  • Location: Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA
  • Architects: SHW Group
  • Principal In Charge: Janice Suchan
  • Project Architect: Mickey Walsh
  • Project Manager: Jen Durham
  • Programmer/Planner: Dave Rose
  • Mechanical Engineer: Rich Corona
  • Electrical Engineer: Jeff Walenciak
  • Structural Engineer: Tom Baier
  • Landscape Architect: Beckett and Raeder
  • Civil Engineering: Wilcox Professional Services
  • Associate Engineer: ARUP
  • Area: 146000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Justin Maconochie

© Justin Maconochie © Justin Maconochie © Justin Maconochie © Justin Maconochie

From the architect. Principal Designer; Tod Stevens

Central Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Services program grew from relatively modest beginnings to a nationally recognized doctoral and research-intensive institution.

The College outgrew antiquated facilities and wanted a new building to enhance its ability to meet the learning needs of its students, the instructional needs of its faculty, and the functional needs of its supporting staff.

 first floor plan
first floor plan

SHW Group, one of the nation’s largest educational architecture and engineering firms, was chosen to handle full architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services.

© Justin Maconochie
© Justin Maconochie

The design process called for up-to-date instructional spaces, classrooms, labs, a child development center, as well as staff, faculty, and departmental offices. SHW Group held full-day visioning sessions, followed by a series of leadership and user group meetings to assure the facility met the needs of all user groups. Completed in July 2009, the resulting facility harmonizes with the existing campus while adding a more contemporary articulation for this prestigious program.

© Justin Maconochie
© Justin Maconochie
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