• Completed in 2005, the College of Health and Human Services facility was built to reflect Western Michigan University’s sustainability plan and emerging LEED® standards.
  • In 2009, the building earned LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB®) Gold certification, making this facility the first higher education building in the United States to achieve a LEED-EB® rating higher than silver.
  • Comprised of a four-story atrium, classroom/laboratory wing and office wing, the atrium is the facility’s focal point. It contains a garden, open stair tower, cafeteria, student lounge, water feature and lockers.
  • Surrounding the atrium is a technology lab, library, faculty offices and conference rooms.
    Other unique features include the fourth floor Motion Lab which is cantilevered approximately 12 feet outside the building’s footprint and enclosed by a curtainwall exterior.
  • A beautiful stainless steel encased monumental stair structure in the atrium is built around a Mankato stone clad pier and is visually anchored by an attractive public water feature.

Education

Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services

COST:
$39.1 million

SQUARE FOOTAGE:
200,000

SERVICE:
General Contracting

START:
March 2003

COMPLETION:
June 2005

ARCHITECT:
Smith Group, Inc.