University of Wisconsin-Platteville
The new Sesquicentennial Hall is an instructional and research lab building that replaces 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.
Additional Team Members
Tom Hanley (retired)
99,200 sq. ft.
Civil and environmental engineering labs; mechanical engineering labs; teaching and research labs; innovation lab; maker space; active learning classrooms; faculty offices; green roof
August 11, 2023
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