University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Marshfield

A windowed addition creates a new front door to the university, while expanding spaces for student life and science programs.

Need: Update the science department spaces to better support the university’s curriculum

Solution: Renovations and additions to multiple science buildings

Result: Collaborative learning environments that support the science programs


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Students collaborate in a gallery space lined with whiteboards and large windows

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Marshfield, WI


17,000 sq ft (addition); 5,300 sq ft (renovation)

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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Marshfield sought to create a new, innovative STEM center for its rapidly growing programs. At the Everett Roehl STEM Center, floor-to-ceiling panels of glass windows create a sense of transparency and display student life, engagement and activity.

The addition houses chemistry, microbiology and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) programs, providing ample space for department resources and labs to accommodate distance education learning opportunities. The center of the building is a large, open community gathering and collaboration space.

The existing Aldo Leopold Science Building received renovations to its geography, geology and biology areas. Small collaborative lounge spaces were then added throughout the connection between the existing building and the new addition.

Students work at a cluster of lab tables with windows in the background
Students study in wide, windowed spaces lofted above a commons
A student studies at a round table in a windowed alcove with a university banner above
Students work at a cluster of lab tables in a classroom

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