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Colleg of DuPage Awards Major Renovation to
Loebl Schlossman & Hackl

The College of DuPage has named Loebl Schlossman & Hackl the Architect for the renovation of and addition to two major buildings on its Glen Ellyn, Illinois, campus, located 25 miles west of downtown Chicago.

With approximately 27,000 students, the College of DuPage has one of the largest enrollments of community colleges in the U.S. Founded in 1967, the college is publicly supported and offers undergraduate two-year degrees in arts and sciences. One of the larger renovation projects in the college's Facilities Master Plan is the upgrading and enhancement of the Berg Instructional Center (BIC) and Student Resource Center (SRC) buildings. The scope entails complex, wide-ranging renovation of academic, student services, and administrative space. Improving these important facilities will enable the College to remain at the forefront of community college education.

The two buildings comprise approximately 800,000 SF, and up to 75% of this will be renovated including major core and infrastructure components. The buildings house an array of departments including Culinary Arts, Student Affairs/Activities, and the WDCB radio station, as well as seminar classrooms, physical science labs, study lounges, administrative and faculty offices, and a computer center, conference center, library, bookstore, and cafeteria. The project also includes a new 10,000 SF Multimedia Services area and a 20,000 SF building addition.

Loebl Schlossman & Hackl's project approach will significantly recast the college's learning environment via building-wide reconfiguration strategies for increased natural light and flexible learning, office, and student support spaces. The design team's sustainable design approach to a healthy building environment will also integrate these interior strategies with substantial exterior modernization.

The College anticipates that construction will begin on the BIC and SRC in January 2009.

KJWW Engineering Consultants, a firm based in Rock Island, Illinois, will provide MEP and Structural engineering; V3 Companies of Illinois will provide site / civil engineering; and Construction Cost Systems, based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, will provide cost estimating services.