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Trafton Science Center/Academic
Trafton Science Center consists of four components: East, North, Center and South. The latter three were constructed in the 1970s. East is a more recent addition. The original facilities, 30 years old, are in need of renovation and upgrading to meet current science curricular requirements. In addition, the mechanical system is inadequate and uses an excessive amount of energy. There are several options available to the University: one is complete renovation. A major renovation of the complex would require the lab facilities to be off-line for longer than an academic year requiring the construction of a temporary facility to maintain courses. However, a temporary facility would need to contain all of the components being renovated. In short: a new science facility. In addition the cost of a major renovation would be close to that of new construction.
The second option is replacement leaving the existing complex as surplus to be removed or renovated. Renovation to serve other non-science programs would be difficult given the specific program of the original design and the structural limitations of the building.
A third option would be the construction of a new science addition on the opposite side of Trafton East. This would facilitate the renovation of the complex in stages. The program for the proposed addition would be such that when the full project is complete a portion of the existing facility would serve other, non-science needs. The final use of the non-lab component would serve as a home for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The proposed new science wing required to begin the phased renovation of Trafton would be approximately 90,100 Gross Square Feet in size.
A complete understanding of the options identified above is beyond the scope of the study. However, carrying forth the recommended third option as part of the Master Plan is reasonable to identify an order-of-magnitude cost and a site location.
Social and Behavioral Science
Upon completion of the new science addition to the Trafton Complex, a portion of the newly renovated facility would be dedicated to the following programs.
|Ethnic and Women's Studies||1,300 NASF|
|Political Science||3,300 NASF|
|Law Enforcement||1,200 NASF|
|Social Work||2,900 NASF|
|Sociology and Corrections||6,300 NASF|
|Urban and Regional Studies||2,300 NASF|
|Women's Studies||1,700 NASF|
|Social Studies||400 NASF|
|Total Net Assignable Square Footage||54,600 NASF|
|@Net to Gross Multiplier of 1.65|
|Total Gross Square Footage||90,100 GSF|
Academic 2 - Allied Health and Nursing
This new facility will house Allied Health and Nursing programs, currently distributed throughout 5 different buildings. Included in the program are two clinics requiring easy access by the public. The proposed facility will be located at Ellis and South Roads between Morris Hall and the Otto Arena. The proposed program and corresponding net assignable area is listed below:
|Dental Education||4,500 NASF|
|Family Consumer Science||24,200 NASF|
|Health Science||5,800 NASF|
|Recreation, Parks and Leisure Service||5,600 NASF|
|Rehab Counseling||2,300 NASF|
|General Classrooms||10,500 NASF|
|Total net Assignable Square Footage||71,000 NASF|
|@ Net to Gross Multiplier of 1.65|
|Total Gross Square Footage||117,200 GSF|
Wigley, contiguous with the Centennial Student Union, is a good location for student-related services. Designed as an Administration building it remains a good location for the President and his senior staff. However there are back-room business office functions that do not require such a high profile, central location. Moving these functions to Wiecking, on the periphery of campus would allow for relocation and expansion of student service functions. In addition, relocation of certain programs currently within the facility will improve student access. The program changes should be done in coordination and conjunction with the proposed changes to the Centennial Student Union.
The First Floor becomes the home for a "One-Stop-Shop" student services center with the following programs:
|Financial Aid||4,000 NASF|
|Student Financial Services||1,500 NASF|
Career Development can be expanded and the TRIO and Upward Bound programs relocated from Wiecking. Space vacated by the Business Office remains unassigned and can be used for surge space as other areas are being renovated.
|Career Development||5,600 NASF|
|Upward Bound||1,900 NASF|
Changes to this floor include an expansion of the Presidents Suite and the Academic Affairs office. The Institutional Research offices will be relocated and expanded to the space vacated by Human Resources.
|President's Office||2,200 NASF|
|Academic Affairs||1,100 NASF|
|Institutional Research||1,400 NASF|
Wieckings location on the periphery of the campus and separated from the academic core by residence halls makes it a good location for "back room" business functions, human resources and physical plant offices. However it currently houses a number of academic functions. With the proposed construction of a new academic facility the academic programs can be relocated providing an opportunity to free up space in other facilities for expansion and relocation of appropriate functions. Unassigned space in Wiecking can be used for grant-driven programs that have a short life. The unassigned space can also be used for temporary location of programs during renovations to other campus facilities.
|Business Office||5,000 NASF|
|Equal Opportunity & Title IX||500 NASF|
|Disability Services||500 NASF|
|Human Resources||2,000 NASF|
|Unassigned Space||8,000 NASF|
Armstrong is currently one of the central academic facilities on campus and houses many programs in need of expansion. Physical issues of the facility include undersized offices, poor mix of classroom sizes and an inadequate heating and ventilation system. In addition the basement of the facility has water infiltration and ventilation problems. A top-to-bottom renovation of the building, including a new mechanical system and reconfiguration of the floor plans can bring the building to a usable state. The following program allocation brings together the School of Education programs and will give a physical identity to the Education program on campus.
|Business Education||1,100 NASF|
|Technology Education||120 NASF|
|Counseling and Student Personnel||5,700 NASF|
|Curriculum and Instruction||13,600 NASF|
|Education Foundations||2,700 NASF|
|Education Leadership||5,700 NASF|
|Special Education||3,400 NASF|
|Military Science||400 NASF|
|Modern Languages/Philosophy||3,700 NASF|
|Speech Communication||4,000 NASF|
|Open Computer Labs||5,000 NASF|
|General Classrooms||14,900 NASF|
|Unassignable (basement)||16,700 NASF|
|Total Net Assignable Square Footage||88,140 NASF|
|Total Available||88,100 NASF|
With the relocation of several programs to the proposed Academic 1 and Academic 2 facilities the remaining programs can be expanded. The programs to remain in Morris and their expanded square footage are listed below:
|Business Law||2,000 NASF|
|Finance, Insurance and Real Estate||3,800 NASF|
|International Business||700 NASF|
|Printing Services||400 NASF|
|Honors Program||120 NASF|
|Minnesota State||1,200 NASF|
|Open Computer Lab, Conference, Seminar||7,200 NASF|
|General Classrooms||6,060 NASF|
|Total Net Assignable Square Footage||36,200 NASF|
Decentralizing computer labs to existing and proposed Academic facilities will allow for the relocation of academic programs from Wiecking and the expansion of existing remaining programs.
|Computer and Information Sciences||12,100 NASF|
|Interior Design and Construction Mgmt.||5,000 NASF|
|Open Computer Labs||6,000 NASF|
|General Classrooms||16,900 NASF|
|Total Net Assignable Square Footage||40,000 NASF|