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[+]MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY WELLS HALL
LOCATION: EAST LANSING, MI
AWARDS: 2013 AIA DETROIT BUILDING HONOR AWARD, 2013 MASONRY INSTITUTE OF MICHIGAN, DESIGN AWARD, 2013 MICHIGAN INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD (IIDA), 2013 AIA MICHIGAN HONOR AWARD
Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA) and Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) collaborated on a new academic building for Michigan State University. As lead design architect and landscape architect, HAA created a new state-of-the-art faculty and classroom building to foster advanced, interactive learning and the open, collaborative exchange of ideas. To support these goals, the program includes flexible “learn-lab” instructional spaces, break-out areas, open faculty offices and graduate assistant centers positioned to maximize student and instructor interaction. The project is intended to relocate and consolidate departments from the College of Arts of Letters, reinforcing critical program relationships and encouraging crossdisciplinary interaction. Site work for the building enhances the idea of integration and transparency with highly visible roof gardens and entry plazas connecting seamlessly to the building’s interior. Wells Hall is designed to meet LEED standards
for energy efficiency.