Central Michigan University

Grawn Hall Renovation

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan // 51,000 sq. ft.

Grawn Hall, which houses Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration, was in need of major renovations as the existing building is composed of construction from three eras (1915, 1965, and 1989). CMU desired to renovate and design an architecturally-consistent and student-friendly academic environment with the goal of changing the perception of Grawn Hall from a simple classroom building to a collaborative, technology-rich space for student gatherings.

A key part of TowerPinkster’s design was developing a space where students want to spend more of their time. The space includes 4-6 small group project spaces with technology-rich, flexible accommodations for collaboration. A student reading/study room was also designed, along with outdoor seating. Larger spaces provide accommodations for 150-200 people for seated speaking events, as well as a space that can be used for catered receptions. The renovation creates a cohesive, modern space throughout the entire first floor while offering a more visually-connected Business Student Services office which serves as the college advising center. The dynamic learning environment enables the next generation of College of Business Administration graduates to excel.

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