Steelcase University Learning Center
LocationGrand Rapids, MI
Scale60,000 square feet
Renovation of an existing windowless warehouse to provide an international “nerve center,” included new exterior facade and canopy, landscaping and addition of a courtyard to evolve from warehouse space to learning environment, along with extensive interior upgrades. Provides wide variety of rich learning environments based on classic community and urban planning principles. Provides nine classrooms, 10 breakout areas, an installation lab for Steelcase product installer training, distance learning studio for a focus on learning technology, media center, and learning spaces for informal, individual learning functions which are supported by plug and play stations and a food service area.