Michigan State University – Emmons Hall

Project Details


Michigan State University


East Lansing, MI


200,000 square feet





Provided complete A/E services including interior design for the 99,000 SF renovation of the first of several residence hall renovation projects within the Brody Complex. Construction for this 400-bed, four-story facility included upgrading of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, barrier free accessibility code compliance, new elevator, fire suppression system, completed window replacement, as well as complete updating of interior finishes. The challenges of this project were to update a 1950s era residence hall into a modern facility that will appeal to today’s students. Common area spaces were modified and updated with new materials, HVAC, and lighting. Additionally, the traditional gang showers were renovated and reconfigured to provide more privacy for the students. Responsible for cost estimating on the project throughout the development of the design. The project was competitively bid to general contractors in the winter of 2009.


Renovate a 1960's era dormitory into a state-of-the-art Residence Hall that will attract today's students to the Brody Complex which had traditionally been one of the desirable areas on campus to live.


The resulting renovation is a highly desirable state-of-the-art residence hall with renovated resident rooms and completely renewed common areas that supports student interaction and fosters a spirit of collaboration and a sense of place.