UW-Platteville Boebel Hall Renovations – Phase 2

Platteville, WI
Addition and Renovation
New Space Program and Renovation for Old Science Building

At A Glance

  • SUMMARY: Space program for science classrooms and labs.
  • SIZE: 51,000 sf
  • COMPLETION: 2020
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: $17,736,000
  • OWNER: State of Wisconsin, Division of Facilities Development
    University of Wisconsin, Platteville
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Project Overview

This project constructs interior space of 1,662 ASF/3,500 GSF and renovates 32,580 ASF/46,315 GSF of Boebel Hall to support instructional laboratories, undergraduate research space, and general assignment classrooms. The majority of new space (2,920 GSF) will be constructed on the south side of the first floor and the remainder (580 GSF) on the northeast corner of the second floor. This project completes a planned two-phased project. The fully renovated facility will support the space needs of the Department of Biology, Chemistry and GeoSciences programs.

The Boebel Hall Renovation, Phase II Pre-Design Study identified a need for seventeen laboratories, three general assignment classrooms, and undergraduate research space. This renovation project will not increase the number of laboratories in the building, but it will resolve laboratory and classroom quality and functionality issues by reconfiguring, relocating, and renovating space. There will be a net loss of nine general assignment classrooms due to this renovation of laboratories, laboratory support spaces, and creation of additional undergraduate research space. Based on the campus classroom demand analysis, the three classrooms meet the space demands, while the nine classrooms to be reallocated to other uses are in excess.

Spaces for the Department of Biology will include labs for general biology, molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and botany. Laboratory support spaces will include a cadaver storage room, an animal housing area, and a surgery room. The third-floor greenhouse will be renovated and spaces for the GeoSciences programs will include labs for physical geography and geology. New labs for foundation chemistry and support spaces will be included. Shared spaces will include three general assignment classrooms, a computer lab, and collaboration space.

This project renovates the mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, and fire detection/mitigation systems. Select infrastructure upgrades will be made to integrate new and existing systems and maintain safety and compliance.

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