CENTER FOR WORLD & AMERICAN STUDIES
MACmillan hall : miami university TRUSTREES
The adaptive reuse of a 1900's hospital building into a dramatic and efficient facility for: 1) a well respected and growing program of international studies; 2) new internal atmosphere to house consolidated offices for nearly all the university funded student related organizations. Given complete lack of ADA accessibility throughout, one goal accomplished was total compliance throughout.
Project building involved 35,000 sf. of interior space; new exterior plaza gathering space at entrance for celebrations or general public uses. An addition added to the front elevation that blended into the language of the Georgian Architecture was successfully accomplished.
Architecturally entry lobby was opened up with daylight by creatively cutting out part of the second floor to develop an atrium at lobby. The end result exhibits a new reception court and entrance canopy with an added grand staircase. Other designed spaces were: lecture rooms; computer networking labs; a 2,000 SF. assembly hall for live and multi-media events; offices/spaces for over twenty student organizations and classrooms; complete replacement of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems as necessary; provided quality control for the design team.
Firm lead the: programming, schematic design (solving all the difficult issues), design development phases; plus the construction documents.
Served as Project Architect/Manager under contract with SFA Architects.