The primary goal of CMU’s Wean Lobby renovation was to transform a secluded and imposing entry used heavily by students to connect to other buildings into a fresh and vibrant student portal. Key program elements include a coffee shop, more transparent curtainwall, and a living wall.
During the study, IKM communicated closely with the client to understand and capture their needs in the design and execution of the space. The study was also intended to help CMU show the need for the project and raise the funds needed to complete the project. IKM created compelling imagery to communicate the project vision to help aid in fundraising. As a result, the client was able to get the support needed to move forward with construction.