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  Wabash College Hays Hall, Page 32Wabash College Hays Hall
300 West Adams Street, #700, Chicago, IL 60606

Crawfordsville, Indiana
Total Square Feet: 93,300
Construction Period: Sep 2000 to Aug 2003

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Holabird & Root LLC - 300 West Adams Street, #700, Chicago, IL 60606
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Geupel DeMars Hagerman - 7930 Castleway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Holabird & Root LLC - 300 West Adams Street, #700, Chicago, IL 60606

Wabash College, one of the oldest private colleges in the Midwest, places a strong emphasis on the study of sciences. The original campus is composed of Georgian-style buildings lining the perimeter of a formal quadrangle, closed at one end by the College Chapel. Each building on the campus built since the College's inception reflects the original architectural style.

Holabird & Root designed two projects on the campus: a new science teaching and research facility for the Biology and Chemistry Departments and a renovated building for the Physics and Mathematics Departments. Spaces include a large lecture hall, medium-sized lecture rooms, seminar rooms, department and faculty offices, informal study spaces, laboratories, controlled environmental chambers, cold rooms, an animal care facility, and a greenhouse.

Construction of the new facility, Hays Hall, began in 2000 to replace Waugh Hall and Thomas Labs. Waugh Hall, built in 1947, housed the Physics and Biology Departments. Thomas Labs, built in 1970, housed biology laboratories. The new 93,300-square-foot building has flexible lecture and laboratory spaces, research labs adjacent to faculty offices, several small, public gathering spaces, and infrastructure to support modern science programs. A multipurpose auditorium serves large lectures and events. Completed in the summer of 2003, Hays Hall has brought together the students and faculty from the Biology and Chemistry Departments for the first time. The high-tech research and teaching space has fostered interdisciplinary collaboration, and affords the students a dedicated, modern building in which to study and work.

In addition, Holabird & Root completed the renovation of Goodrich Hall, where Wabash students have studied math and science since 1938. Spaces include research and teaching laboratories; a wood and metal shop; computer classrooms; digital electronics, nuclear physics, and optics laboratories; and an astronomy observation platform. (Renovation costs of Goodrich Hall are not included in this case study.)

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