Construction Manager: Barr & Barr, Inc.
Project Type: CM at Risk
Project Cost: $101 million
Gross Square Feet: 173,000 GSF
Estimated Construction Start Date: June 2012
Substantial Completion Date: Summer 2014
This multi-use building houses 173,000 gross square feet of space for instructional and departmental programs. Adjacent to the Campus Center and Student Union facilities, the New Academic and Integrative Learning Center will address the critical need for new ‘state of the art’ classrooms and departmental spaces in the heart of the Amherst campus.
The programs located within the departmental spaces are Linguistics, Communication and Journalism and Film Studies. The Instructional program includes 15 high technology classrooms consisting of 1,900 seats (one 350 seat auditoria, four case study classrooms, five Team-Based Learning classrooms, four table and chair classrooms, and film screening rooms). Communication and Journalism Department space houses TV studio production facilities and film screening rooms. The Linguistics Department space includes speech language labs and sound attenuation rooms.
The Green Roof and Design Landscaping along with the campus Utility Corridor and town Water Treatment Systems upgrades are noteworthy environmentally sensitive benefits this project brings to life on campus.
Read more about this project at http://dailycollegian.com/2014/09/02/integrative-learning-center-opens-for-fall-semester/