Gateway Technical College South Building RenovationElkhorn, Wisconsin
Project Cost: $3.5 million
Completion Date: Estimated 2015
renovation + addition : new energy efficient mep : phased construction
One of the original campus buildings built in 1970, the South Building has endured a half dozen disjointed additions over the years. With this $3.5 million facelift portions of the south building’s interior will be reconstructed, and an addition will transform two courtyards into a student life center and dining area. New electrical, mechanical, and plumbing will bring systems up to modern codes, as well as improve energy efficiencies.
The first phase, with a projected cost of $2 million will create a student life center and dining area; add a new kitchen, computer kiosks, study areas and dining areas; bring heating and cooling systems up to code; and provide a new entry connecting to the corridors leading to the classroom wings.
The second phase will renovate 4,100 square feet on the east side of the south building, with an estimated cost of $1.5 million. Work includes renovation of employee office space, creation of space for the Walworth County Job Center, improving conference facilities used by the college and community, and new roofing, new mechanical system, and updating water systems.