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Green Project

Owner:

Lawrence University

Architect:

Uihlein Wilson Architects

Boldt Role:

Construction Manager General Contractor

Key Points:

The project consolidates campus food service outlets into a single building, simplifying and reducing operating costs for Lawrence's self-operation services.

Lawrence University

Warch Campus Center

Appleton, WI

The newest addition for liberal arts college Lawrence University, the Warch Campus Center would consolidate multiple student services into a single 107,000 sq. ft. structure, lowering total operating costs. Architects Uihlein Wilson envisioned a facility with complete foodservice and dining operation, public cafe, convenience store, mail services, student performance and teaching spaces, banquet facilities, an art gallery and movie theater, among other features.

On this project, we served a dual construction management/general contractor role, responsible for building a facility that completed the architect's vision while supporting the University's core values and commitment to sustainability. The LEED NC Gold Certified building sits on a bluff overlooking the Fox River, anchored by a 60-foot "land bridge" pedestrian thoroughfare.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) was implemented at multiple points throughout the project. During design and preconstruction, BIM facilitated client visualization and decision-making. In the construction phases, BIM allowed for greater overall views of areas being constructed as well as building/component layout details.

More than 85% of the structure was built from recycled content, which includes stone and concrete walls, topped by an energy-saving roof covering of vegetation, standing seam metal and white PVC.