projects

Marshall Hall, Center for Leadership and Ethics
Served as Project Manager the first new building constructed on the central area of campus since 1992.  The $22M Center for Leadership & Ethics is a 45,000 square foot steel frame auditorium and assembly hall.  The building was constructed on a small site, requiring significant logistical planning and thorough coordination between the neighboring buildings.  This feature building has a complex HVAC system that is acoustically isolated and cutting edge audio visual capabilities.  The 500 seat auditorium, with balcony, supports the college's theater club, hosts distinguished guest speakers, and is available for public use.  The assembly hall seats over 600 for dinner and seats approximately 1,100 for speaking engagements.  Several breakout rooms, a formal board room and a prefunction gallery provide additional space.  The primary assembly area is designated as the Hall of Valor, where military decorations from alumni, ranging from World War I to present, are displayed in shadowboxes.  These decorations serve as a primary visual feature of the building interior.  The exterior includes a garden area and memorial park.  Funded from private sources, the project is part of larger bond issue, of which it was the key piece, making detailed budget projections and stringent monetary restrictions a necessary requirement.  The architect's use of construction materials for finished surfaces makes for critical aesthetical evaluations of structural components and strict adherence to quality standards.  The project was completed prior to the published completion date and within budget.