Our Work : Markets
GRAEF has worked with clients on residence halls, student centers, libraries, laboratories, academic facilities, parking structures and sports facilities across the country for over 50 years.
Lawrence University Warch Campus Center
Lawrence University completed a four-story, 107,000-square-foot campus center, the largest building project in the university’s 162-year history. The center features a 134-seat cinema, cafe, convenience store, student post office, and student dining. The $35 million center is built along the significantly sloped and wooded north bluff of the Fox River.
GRAEF provided structural, site/civil, plumbing/fire protection and electrical engineering on the LEED® Gold certified facility.
Structural design challenges included connecting the building to four-story Sage Hall. Site/civil elements included a depressed truck dock, pedestrian mall, river pathways, pedestrian bridge, stormwater management facilities, domestic and fire protection water services, and sanitary sewer service. Plumbing design incorporated a large commercial kitchen, café and food court, toilet rooms and showers.