Lake Campus Renovation Project Receives Top Honors
The renovation and expansion project at Lake Campus won top design
honors in an American Institute of
Architects (AIA) competition. The $9
million project, which included $5.5
million in construction costs, received
an Honor Award in the AIA Cleveland
Chapter competition "for achievement
of excellence in architectural
design" in the renovation category.
The award was presented to Richard
Fleischman + Partners Architects,
Inc., of Cleveland, the firm that designed
Aaron Hill of the Fleischman
firm, project manager for the Lake
Campus work, said 72 entries by
Cleveland area architects of projects
throughout the world were entered
in the competition. There were six
design winners, and the Lake Campus
project was judged the best of
the six. Hill said the project will now
be submitted for consideration with
work from architects throughout
Ohio in a statewide competition.
The Lake Campus project involved
expansion and renovation
of 57,000 square feet in a facility
that had not experienced any
physical changes since 1979. Almost
the entire building was renovated,
including classrooms, laboratories,
and offices. A 16,000-square-foot,
two-story addition houses new science
laboratories and the James F.
Dicke Hall, a multipurpose center
named in honor of the project's lead
The fašade of Dicke Hall faces
Grand Lake St. Marys and incorporates
a 24-foot-high wall of sloped
glass to capitalize on the lake
view. Other features include a new
canopy and walls to create a more
prominent entrance to the existing
building, and use of large windows
in each classroom to provide more
natural light. Large colorful coves
were created at the entrance to
each classroom to break up the long
corridors. A balcony was developed
for Dicke Hall to create a collegial
space for student and faculty interaction.
"It's an exciting time at our
campus," said Jim Sayer, dean of
Lake Campus. "The changes to our
facility revitalized our learning
space, and the financial support
from our community to make this
upgrade possible illustrates how
committed our neighbors are to the
Vicky Davidson, associate vice
president for facilities planning and
development, said, "I believe the
architect translated the vision of the
Lake Campus community into reality.
We are very pleased that the Lake
Campus received this recognition."
Click Here to view photos
of the Lake Campus renovation.
New construction includes an activity center and
two science teaching labs. Dwyer and Andrew Hall have been rehabbed as part of the second
phase. Construction started in late 2007 and the two phase project was completed in time for
fall quarter of 2009. For more information about the renovation Click Here.
Photographs by Ken Schory
Project Manager Programming and Design
Mike Schulze, Senior University Planner
Facilities Planning and Development
Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects, Inc.
Project Manager Construction
Chris Gremling, Senior Project Engineer
Engineering and Construction
General – Brumbaugh Construction, Inc.
Electric – C&J Electric, Inc.
HVAC – Ohio Plumbing and Electrical, Inc.