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Engineering & Business Building

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Status: Complete

The University of Mount Union retained Westlake Reed Leskosky to renovate the existing Wilson Science Hall into a classroom and lab building for its new engineering program and to provide additional office space for the Department of Business, Economics, and Marketing. The existing building, constructed in the 1950s, possessed various science labs, in addition to lecture spaces, faculty offices, and associated support program.

The project renovated many of the major lab and classroom spaces in place, while re-configuring other spaces for faculty offices. Newly renovated lab spaces include: Student Fabrication Lab, Thermo-Dynamics Lab, Materials Lab, Circuits Lab, and Structural Lab. Existing tiered classrooms were also renovated.

A new 2-story glazed lobby with suspended student lounge at the southwest corner of the building creates a welcoming and transparent presence on the main campus lawn for the Engineering and Business programs.

The building was designed to achieve higher energy efficiency and LEED Silver certification. The entire perimeter of the building as well as the roof was re-insulated based on new energy standards. All windows were replaced with higher performing glazing systems. The renovation also involved the replacement of all mechanical, electrical, IT, and fire protection systems.