Title

Essex Hall – South Wing Revitalization

Submitter and Co-author information

Kevin FrancisFollow

Standing

Undergraduate

Type of Proposal

Poster Presentation

Challenges Theme

Open Challenge

Your Location

Windsor, Ontario

Faculty

Odette School of Business

Faculty Sponsor

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Abstract/Description of Original Work

The renovation of an existing building, specifically an underutilized building, can bring much needed excitement and energy to an area that was once a cornerstone of the campus. In addition to correcting an aging structure, the opportunity arises to address current student needs, research needs, and scheduling needs. This makes the proposed redesign of the south wing of Essex Hall an investment into the university experience. Improving the pedagogical practice, enabling new research, and making a positive impact to every student’s experience is the framework of an exciting new vision. This vision must be grand. It must make a difference today and endure long into the future. Anything less is just that…. Less!

The redesign of Essex Hall includes the following design elements. First, additional student study space will be provided on all three floors. This will give the students additional options to find study spaces that match their studying styles. Second, two new larger classrooms and three new medium size classrooms will be created (all with state-of-the-art AV technologies). This will assist the Registrar’s Office with the scheduling of classes. Third, the Science Departments need new and updated lab / research space. This design will add 9 new spaces for this need. Finally, a collaborative team-building space will be provided for interdisciplinary group work, and it will be accessible from all three floors.

The removal of an underutilized section of campus will turn a forgotten corner of the University into the destination for research and learning.

Special Considerations

As I mentioned above, I'm looking to submit 3 poster boards for my presentation (24x36). I do not have access to poster board stands / easels. Is this something your dept can provide.

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Essex Hall – South Wing Revitalization

The renovation of an existing building, specifically an underutilized building, can bring much needed excitement and energy to an area that was once a cornerstone of the campus. In addition to correcting an aging structure, the opportunity arises to address current student needs, research needs, and scheduling needs. This makes the proposed redesign of the south wing of Essex Hall an investment into the university experience. Improving the pedagogical practice, enabling new research, and making a positive impact to every student’s experience is the framework of an exciting new vision. This vision must be grand. It must make a difference today and endure long into the future. Anything less is just that…. Less!

The redesign of Essex Hall includes the following design elements. First, additional student study space will be provided on all three floors. This will give the students additional options to find study spaces that match their studying styles. Second, two new larger classrooms and three new medium size classrooms will be created (all with state-of-the-art AV technologies). This will assist the Registrar’s Office with the scheduling of classes. Third, the Science Departments need new and updated lab / research space. This design will add 9 new spaces for this need. Finally, a collaborative team-building space will be provided for interdisciplinary group work, and it will be accessible from all three floors.

The removal of an underutilized section of campus will turn a forgotten corner of the University into the destination for research and learning.