A key project focus was to create a gateway building that embodied the university’s heritage, identity, and mission. The building’s signature location was specifically chosen to serve as MSU’s outward face and to bridge the gap between the historic and modern precincts of the campus and the nearby residential community. The building is sited to safely navigate the two-story grade change between street level and the Morgan Commons Quad via grand interior and exterior stairs and an accessible ramp. The transparency between public spaces and the outdoors is created through large expanses of glazing along the building’s main circulation routes and visitor spaces. Programmatically, a onestop student services hub collocates previously dispersed student services into one building to improve the student experience and collaboration.
GWWO Architects; Teeple Architects; Mueller Associates; Floura Teeter; WFT Engineering; ReStl Designers, Inc.; Carroll Engineering