Selected in a design competition, IKM was commissioned to program, plan and design a new Alumni Center for West Virginia University. Two months of intensive effort by members of the Alumni Center Task Force and the design team culminated in a comprehensive program and schematic design.
IKM recently completed the adaptive reuse of the Carnegie Alumni Center on Grove City College’s lower campus. Set on Broad Street and a vital part of the downtown Grove City area, the Carnegie Hall building keeps its overall personality of Early 20th Century architecture while upgrades include an improved welcoming and reception, more administrative office space and a space to showcase the history of the College.
This 16,118 gross square foot facility located in Athens, West Virginia, provided a transition between the University campus and the surrounding woodlands. As an alumni center and chapel, this building must be both a part of the campus and a retreat from it. The architecture resolves this dichotomy by including elements present in the campus, such as the same stone and brick used elsewhere, while providing spaces that are detached from the campus and open to the woods.
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center School of Health Sciences, designed by Pittsburgh-based IKM Incorporated architects, is housed in a new facility on a site near the main hospital campus. The new three-story, 62,000 square foot building is the home to the Hospital’s School of Nursing and Medical Technology programs.
IKM was commissioned to design a new, 43,500 square foot, Physical Therapy Classroom Building for the Physical Therapy department at Slippery Rock University. Slippery Rock offers one of only three accredited professional (entry level) doctoral programs in the United States.
IKM Incorporated was commissioned to design Founders Hall of Lock Haven University, Clearfield Campus, the first of several structures planned for the new campus site. This new building was intended to fill the role of the “Old Main” for the campus and was designed to provide a rich environment for the growth of history and tradition for the students of this campus.
The State University of New York’s Cortland Campus was contemplating a major physical upgrade of their existing undergraduate science building. Primary concerns to be addressed included a deteriorating exterior skin that did not meet modern standards for energy efficiency, laboratories and classrooms that no longer supported current teaching pedagogy, a dearth of lecture space, an undersized greenhouse and a mechanical system that had reached the end of its useful life. In addition, a new planetarium to accommodate an existing Zeiss star projector was desired.
The Penn State Food Science Building houses the famous Penn State Creamery. IKM Incorporated was commissioned to design the new building to provide the state-of-te-art facilities that would allow the University’s College of Agricultural Sciences to remain current with researchers in the food science departments in the Big Ten Conference and the Northeast. Food Science programs include research, teaching, and outreach activities. The disciplines of primary importance arechemistry, microbiology, engineering, and nutrition. This unique building combines manufacturing, retail sales, academic teaching and research under a single roof.
IKM was selected to design the two-phase renovation of the 36,000 square foot, two story, 1970s-era Fisher Hall Science Building on the Bradford Campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
Phase I renovations included Chemistry, Analytic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology teaching laboratories. This work also included code and ADA upgrades of the entire building encompassing revisions to the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
IKM was selected to provide architectural design and laboratory planning and design services for the renovation of several lab facilities at Carnegie Mellon University’s historic Mellon Institute. In an effort to upgrade the lab facilities, CMU had completed a master plan for the building to maintain its historical structure while providing state of the art research facilities while incorporating LABS21 concepts into the design for students and faculty. Individual projects were completed based on funding and need.
The new Advanced Technology and Science Hall at Slippery Rock University is a 76,000 square foot building with two front doors. Uniquely located at the southern entrance to campus the building faces the public road on one side and the campus quad on the other. The public side presents a circular drive; a formal entrance that announces arrival at the University campus. The other respects the ever present foot traffic patterns established by hurried students as they make their way among campus buildings traveling from class to class.
IKM was selected by the Department of General Services to design the new Health Services Building to house classrooms and faculty office space for the Physician’s Assistant program at the Clearfield Campus of Lock Haven University. This project will be the third building on the new campus for Lock Haven and is the second to be designed by IKM.
West Virginia University retained the IKM team to design the complete interior renovations of the 96,000+ square feet to accommodate the relocation of the Department of Physics. This included the design of teaching and research laboratory space.