In August of 2018, Granger Construction began building Michigan State University’s new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility to support the continued enrollment growth in STEM disciplines on campus.
The facility will house undergraduate teaching labs in a central campus location, with labs being modular and flexible to respond to changing instructional models and student research projects.
This adaptive reuse project is being built on the site of an old power plan, utilizing the existing structure as the central portion of the building. The power plant will require heavy demo and reconstruction, while keeping select architectural components to integrate the historical significance of the building into the overall design and character of the new facility.
The new structure also features innovative Mass Timber Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) materials.
The completed building will allow the University to consolidate a number of teaching laboratories that are currently dispersed across campus to create a central hub for STEM teaching and learning. This world-class teaching and learning facility will also focus on faculty research to enhance MSU’s ability to attract acclaimed scientists and help
solidify MSU’s place among the world’s premier research and teaching institutions.