|Eastern Washington University (EWU) is a student-centered, regionally-based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, Washington, which is west of the Spokane metropolitan area. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society. Eastern Washington University achieves its mission by providing:
The Hargreaves Hall Renovation and Addition on the Eastern Washington University campus is a LEED Gold Certified academic building. The existing historic 70-year-old building had a renovation in the 1960’s that covered over the original skylights, decorative ceilings and other historic details. A second floor was extended through the Great Hall (‘Multi purpose room’), creating poor-quality classrooms and office space. The 2009 renovation removed those 1960 elements and has returned the historic volumes and details to the building. The addition includes new classrooms, offices, student lounges and ADA accessible entrances and elevator. Hargreaves houses Teaching & Learning, Faculty & Fellows, Development & Gift Processing Departments, the Dean’s Office for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) and the Honors Program.
The existing single pane windows have been replaced with efficient insulating glazing following the historic mullion lines and profiles. The exterior brick and concrete elements have been cleaning and repaired. The existing roofing remains, and a skylight has been installed in the original location. The original marble was uncovered, cleaned and repaired as part of the renovation project.
The new portions of the building reflect the materials, forms and proportions of the existing building. The north wing is primarily brick veneer over stud or masonry wall, with a concrete base that matches the existing base detail. Glass curtainwall separates the new and existing portions of the building. The new west entry leads to a 2-story space that includes an open stair to the upper floor classrooms. The exterior face of the existing building is left exposed to the 2-story space, allowing people to see the original historic façade.
The site design preserved the large existing trees and replaced the rest of the landscaping and irrigation system with native or adapted plants and efficient drip irrigation. Swales were incorporated into the landscape design to receive the stormwater runoff from all impervious surfaces. The roof drains, which used to be connected to the City of Cheney sewer system, are now routed to the swales for infiltration and use in irrigation. The addition sits on what was a parking lot, removing approximately 30 spaces.
The Hargreaves Hall Renovation and Addition has many green features that contributed to LEED Gold Certification including:
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