Westlake Hall Addition and Renovation


Westlake Hall Addition and Renovation
Westlake Hall Addition and Renovation
Bradley University - Peoria, Illinois
The consolidation and expansion of
The Departments of Teacher
space for the College of Education and
Education and Educational Leadership
Health Science within Westlake Hall
and Human Development are to be
required the remodeling of 13,486 SF
housed within the expanded facility
and an addition of 71,105 with an open
as is the Institute for Principled
atrium space between the existing
building and new addition. The new
Functional areas include
atrium incorporated the original
classrooms, a designated science
building’s limestone wall and copper
methods lab, a multi-purpose methods
gutters into the design. As the second
lab, an assistive technology methods
oldest building on campus (circa 1897
lab, an instructional resource center,
with an addition in 1910) and as,
a traditional computer lab with
perhaps, Bradley’s most significant
20 stations, a student lounge, an
landmark and icon, the clock tower,
auditorium and conference rooms,
was particularly important to the
as well as faculty and administrative
administration, faculty and students.
offices and a faculty lounge. Eight
student study areas have been
equipped with “idea” walls and desks
on which students can write and flat
screens for collaborative work.
Maintaining the architectural
character of this historic structure was
an important design consideration.
CLIENt: Bradley University
SIZE: 13,486 SF Remodel
75,105 SF Addition
Cost: $23.1 million
Completion: 2012
Architecture, Interiors, Civil, MEP,
Structural, Cost Estimating
Westlake Hall
The technology infrastructure of
which is 35% more efficient than code
the existing building was upgraded
requirements. This will be achieved by
and enhanced as was the space in
incorporating a large atrium space in
the new addition which incorporated
the center of the new facility to bring
hard wired access to Internet 2.
day lighting into as many rooms as
Wireless internet access was provided
possible and have room occupancy
throughout the building and all offices
sensors to reduce lighting loads.
have hard wire access to the internet.
The building will also have low flow
Bradley University embraces the
water systems and fixtures to reduce
principles of sustainable planning,
the buildings water consumption
design and construction. To that end,
by 20% over code requirements.
the entire project has been registered
Other sustainable measures will
with the United States Green Building
include efficient window systems and
Council with the University targeting
integrated a green roof and solar panel
a Gold Certification under LEED-
NC, Version 22. One of the energy
reduction goals is to create a building
New Alumni Quad
Bradley University - Peoria, Illinois
Cost: $9 million (est.)
As part of Bradley University’s ongoing
also included a circular vehicle
campus improvements, a new Alumni
drop-off area on both sides of the
Quadrangle was developed leading
up to the campus’ new Alumni Center
The design balances the wide
open green with more intimate spaces,
such as a series of seating niches
set amongst a patchwork of grasses,
groundcovers and shrubs. Sitework
CLIENt: Bradley University
An existing building, parking lot
and sidewalks were demolished to
make room for the new quad.
Future planned improvements
include a promenade pergola, fountain,
winter skating surface, and sculpture
2011 (existing phase)
2015 (future phases)
Civil, Electrical, Mechanical
prime firm: Hoerr Schaudt
Landscape Architects
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
Peoria, Illinois
The Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
As part of the Bradley Renaissance
is an expansion of Bradley Hall, the
Campaign, the University sought a
founding historic structure of Bradley
building styled after the Collegiate
University, originally constructed in
Gothic architecture already present
1897. The Alumni Center provides a
on campus. The limestone building
place for alumni to gather and stay
interprets much of the character of
connected with classmates, friends
Bradley Hall, the campus landmark
and faculty. The three-story facility
building. The central tower is topped
overlooks the new Alumni Quad,
with 4 hand-carved gargoyles – two
the lush landscaped centerpiece of
similar to those topping Bradley Hall,
the Bradley Renaissance campus
and two honoring the new western
expansion plan.
expansion of the campus.
A reception area, library and
a “Hall of Pride” occupies the 1st
floor of the building, while the 2nd
floor includes a boardroom, hightech conference and meeting rooms,
alumni relations offices, and a balcony
overlooking the new Alumni Quad. On
the 3rd floor is a banquet room with
seating for 300 featuring a veranda
overlooking the Quad.
CLIENt: Bradley University
Cost: $11.2 million
SIZE: 39,554 SF
Completion: 2011
Architecture, Interiors, M/E/P
Engineering, Structural Engineering,
Civil Engineering, Technology
Design, Cost Estimating
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center