Auburn West Rehabilitation
University of Akron
The Auburn West Tower Rehabilitation project involved a multi-phased $14.4 million renovation for science and engineering functions at The University of Akron. Hasenstab Architects provided professional architectural and interior design services for this project.
The project began with the demolition and rehabilitation of a parking structure to relocate the Department of Biology from other areas in Auburn West Tower.
Following this relocation, asbestos was removed and hazardous materials were abated. Non-essential interior utilities and structures were removed. In the last phase of the project, the vacated space was rehabilitated for various departments in Biology and Engineering.
Renovations included an improved entryway and identification for the Engineering and Biology Departments. The building houses teaching and research laboratories, offices for faculty and administration purposes, and space for storage and archives. Key functions of the Biology Department include studies in animal physiology, botany, ecology/evolution, microbiology and zoology.