The comprehensive two-phase rehabilitation and reconfiguration of the O’Connor and Johnson Halls involved a new four-story addition, enveloped in glass panels. Built to LEED Silver standards, the building was constructed to link the two halls, creating a common entry to both facilities and helping to facilitate ADA access and promote circulation. Renovations in both buildings included the replacement of all MEP, fire protection, roofing systems, interior walls, windows, and doors. In addition, we renovated existing elevator shafts and stairways, asbestos abatement, new interior finishes, exterior masonry restoration, and site improvements.
Upon project completion, office spaces were created for Information Technology, Geography, Counseling, and External Affairs, effectively freeing up other campus facilities for further expansion of the University’s academic programs and services.