This $28 million renovation and addition project involved repurposing an outdated science building to create a functional, modern home for CSU’s College of Business. The existing 52,200-SF Percy Julian Building, which had been vacant since 2015, required significant upgrades to accommodate programmatic changes and to provide the College of Business with state-of-the-art learning and research spaces. The Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship will feature a 12,200-SF addition, a prominent front entrance, increased accessibility and pedestrian circulation, and extensive interior upgrades such as state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, offices, and study spaces. CEI provided full civil designs to create usable exterior spaces for students, a more convenient pedestrian thoroughfare, and an attractive gateway to the campus.
- Site designs included a communal student courtyard for outdoor space with retaining walls, sidewalks, and ADA access.
- To create a more functional and attractive entrance to both the College of Business and the University, CEI provided plans to reconfigure the existing loading dock as a central entryway.
- With a total disturbed area of 0.77 acres, the project required full stormwater management and erosion/sediment control approved through MDE.
- The 64,400-SF renovation and addition project is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.