Michigan State University, Brody Hall, East Lansing, Mich.
People: Architect, Design Plus, Grand Rapids, Mich.; contractor, Clark Construction, Lansing, Mich.; dealer/installer, C.L. Rieckhoff, Taylor, Mich.
Products: From Moon Township, Pa.–based Centria, this project uses 13,118 square feet of 22-gauge Concept Series CS-260 panels with MicroSeam corners in silver with a smooth finish and Sundance AM coating; 1,600 square feet of 22-gauge Concept Series CS-210 panels with MicroSeam corners in silver with smooth finish and Sundance AM coating; 12,899 square feet of Formawall Dimension Series 2-inch horizontal panels with 1/2-inch reveal in silver with an embossed finish and Sundance AM coating; and 12,580 square feet of 22/26-gauge Versawall 2-inch vertical panels with 1/8-inch reveal in chromium gray with an embossed striated finish and Fluorofinish coating.
Fine Points: Brody Hall on the center of Brody Complex in the residential district of the Michigan State University campus was the first of seven buildings targeted for renovation. This facility serves as a dining hall and also houses classroom, office, and lab space. The retrofit consists of a 9,000-square-foot addition, upgrades of the major mechanical systems, floor and ceiling replacements, roofing and exterior repair, restoration of the entire second-floor dining area, and more. The building blends a modern architectural style and environmentally responsible design. The newly rebuilt hall opened to students in the fall of 2011 and has since earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.