University of Wisconsin-Platteville

New Sesquicentennial Hall Engineering Lab Facility

Overall exterior view of Sesquicentennial Hall.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Sesquicentennial Hall Engineering Lab Facility
A touchdown for collaboration and studying in the Sesquicentennial Hall corridor.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Sesquicentennial Hall Engineering Lab Facility
Exterior entry to Sesquicentennial Hall.
An active learning classroom with moveable furniture and monitor options.
Corridor view into senior design labs.
A senior design lab classroom with moveable furniture and a teal accent wall.
A senior design lab/classroom with large monitors for easy discussion.
The welcome area and office of Sesquicentennial Hall.
A large conference room with abundant daylight.
Exterior view of Sesquicentennial Hall with parking.
Exterior elevation view of Sesquicentennial Hall.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

New Sesquicentennial Hall Engineering Lab Facility

Platteville, Wis.

The new Sesquicentennial Hall is an instructional and research lab building that will replace most of the engineering functions in the existing Ottensman Hall. An inclusive design process involved faculty, staff, and student stakeholders in the visioning and placement of the building on the site, which conveniently adjoins and shares some building systems with the existing Engineering Hall.

Essential design elements include a variety of lab spaces, building and site systems demonstration features, a green roof, space adjacencies for collaborative learning opportunities, and sustainable design features to pursue LEED certification. The facility is designed to expose structural and mechanical systems, as well as exterior visible stormwater management systems, which serve as hands-on learning tools.

Size: 99,200 sq. ft.

Components: Civil and environmental engineering labs; mechanical engineering labs; teaching and research labs; innovation lab; maker space; active learning classrooms; faculty offices

Scheduled Completion: 2022