Following a study and visioning session led by the design team, science labs, art studios and the library were identified as the top priorities for the original campus building, Founders Hall.
The library, which was previously located at the back of the second floor academic stack, was relocated to the front entry in a highly visible, highly trafficked area. The old library space was converted into larger science labs, a nursing lab, and an open collaboration area to be utilized by 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.
Asphalt infill panels were removed from all original building openings and restored with energy-efficient windows. Upgrades were also made to HVAC, fire alarm and building control systems.