Salem Health & Science Building Renovation

Kent State University, Salem Campus

Hasenstab Architects completed this $4.8 million, 15,800 GSF expansion project to the Health & Science Building on the KSU Salem Campus.  Services included verifying the program of requirements, schematic design and part of design development, as well as completing design services through project completion.

This project consisted of adaptive reuse of a former gymnasium on the northwest corner of the building, as well as two adjacent racquetball courts into a two-story academic wing. The lower level was renovated to accommodate the nursing program, and includes nursing and sonography labs, radiology X-ray rooms, a tiered lecture room, a human patient simulation room and general classrooms.  The adjacent upper-level racquetball court is “shelled out” with the intent of completing future academic science laboratories. Internal stairways to the second floor and an elevator are included in the project scope, as well as providing a sprinkler system on the shelled-out second floor.  A portion of the original 1971 building was converted from classrooms to faculty offices and a bookstore. Various spaces vacated in the original building were also renovated.

This project had two distinct and separate phases of construction. Phase I consisted of the gymnasium conversion and racquetball courts renovation. Phase II renovated portions of the original 1971 building.  The majority of the project took place within the footprint of the existing facility, with the exception of a small addition to accommodate a stairway and additional circulation. Minor site work included an accessible ramp, sidewalks and steps. This project incorporates sustainable initiatives tracked throughout the project.

Photo Credit: ©2011 Scott Pease Photography

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