University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at Manitowoc

Planning and visioning by the design team led to a new vision for the original campus building, creating new science labs and art studios.

Need: Updates to Founders Hall to support the arts and sciences department curriculum

Solution: Relocate the library to the front of the building and renovate the old library to create like-new spaces for science labs and art studios

Result: A like-new Founders Hall that supports hands-on learning

Nursing students do hands-on work in a classroom area with large windows

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Manitowoc, WI


28,500 sq ft

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Relocating and Renovating

The original campus building, Founders Hall, was constructed in 1962, and our team (through facility studies and visioning sessions) created a new vision for the building.

The Manitowoc Campus library was relocated to the front entry in a visible and highly trafficked area. The old library space was converted into larger science labs, a nursing lab, and an open collaboration area for all students. Art studios were also relocated from the basement and designed with specialized lighting and equipment to support instruction in printmaking, painting, and digital arts.

Upgrades were also made to HVAC, fire alarm, and building control systems.

A curved wooden ceiling connects an open library space to a large wall of windows
Printmaking students work in a room filled with equipment and lined with windows

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