Lakeland College Lucius P. Chase Center for the Natural Sciences

Location Town of Herman, Wisconsin
Project Type Interior Remodel & Greenhouse Addition
Project Area 35,000 sq. ft.
Year 2001 (completed by Jennifer L. Lehrke while a Project Manager at LJM Architects)

Lakeland College wished to renovate its aging science building by adding a greenhouse, new offices, and study areas and upgrading fixtures and equipment throughout the existing labs. Energy efficiency was paramount: single-pane glazing was replaced with new double-pane, low-e, tinted glazing; air lock entry vestibules were installed; roof insulation was doubled, and heating equipment upgraded. New interior finishes created an improved learning environment. Great coordination and planning allowed the project to be completed within a mere 16 weeks while classes were out of session for summer.