Campus Planning

Current Projects

Lee Honors College

Lee Honors College Addition
Construction for the project to renovate and add to the Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College will start summer 2011; the groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 9.  Completion is expected summer 2012.

Design Statement:

"to provide a lively, rigorous undergraduate experience for academically talented and highly motivated students"

WMU News Article;
June 7, 2011



New Sangren Hall


NEW  SANGREN  HALL : Capital Outlay Project
Status : Site prepartion began in May 2010, and construction began in late summer/fall.  Expected occupancy in fall 2012.

Renewal of Sangren Hall has been WMU's first priority capital outlay request since 2000.  Sangren Hall was built in 1964 and is the university's largest and most heavily used classroom building.  A feasibility analysis of occupant and classroom requirements resulted in the decision to replace the building instead of renovating it.

Project Page:
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Facilities Connection Articles:
Issue 1; pg. 7
Issue 2; pg. 6

Archives Project

Relocation of University Archives and Regional History Collections
Status : Approved for planning through Schematic Design

The current home to the University Archives is inadequate for long-term storage of archival materials and is running out of space. President Dunn has  authorized the project to plan for an alternative location to house the collections, with environmentally-controlled storage, staff workrooms, and public reading room.

Archives presentation

Facilities Connection Article
Issue 4; pg. 7

campus housing

Campus Housing Phase One

The university is in the first stage of implementing the Campus Housing Master Plan.

bullet Phase 1 is being constructed in the area bounded by Trimpe Building on the north, Knollwood Avenue on the west and Kohrman Hall on the east.

Project Page:
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Campus Housing

WMU News Articles
Feb. 4, 2010
May 12, 2010

LEED points checklist

Facilities Connection article
Issue 2; pg.7




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