Grand Valley State University

Pew Campus

Grand Rapids, Michigan // 256,000 sq. ft.

TowerPinkster worked with Grand Valley State University to create a contemporary, urban university campus located in downtown Grand Rapids. Because of its proximity to US-131, Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus could not include any roof-top mounted mechanical equipment – all of it was to be concealed. The traditional materials and detailing for architectural finishes created the necessity to integrate all mechanical and electrical systems in a way that would be minimally visible.

The facility houses the Seidman School of Business and International Trade, as well as the School of Social Services and the university’s corrections program. Faculty offices, a library, the international trade center, a 210-seat auditorium, computer labs, lecture rooms, case rooms, support services, and a carillon tower are all located in the facility. Also included in the center is a student center plaza, featuring an atrium area and food service vendors with a marketplace atmosphere.

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