Grand Valley State University – Kennedy Hall of Engineering
ClientGrand Valley State University
LocationGrand Rapids, MI
Scale52,000 square feet
GVSU Kennedy Engineering Hall was designed to elevate the school to create a new front door for the existing Keller Engineering Building. The 3-story building is a 52,000-square-foot classroom and lab facility with office space. Students can work in a wireless and radio frequency lab. There is also an educational development lab where faculty can prototype, pilot, and develop new instructional methods and new laboratory experiments before introducing them in the classroom setting. A new “clean room” allows students to work with very fine micro electric fabrication. The building also includes a service learning laboratory where elementary and high school students can participate in programs for their academic level.
To expand GVSU's engineering footprint in the academic world, they needed to expand their engineering offerings and have the space to support that growth.
The engineering program at GVSU met its enrollment goal three years earlier than expected. "...within six months of graduation, 100 percent of GVSU engineering alums are either employed or attending graduate school." - Dean of College of Engineering (2010)