The largest classroom building at the university’s Oakland campus, FSS renovated the building’s large existing auditorium on the first floor into two separate lecture halls to create a more effective learning environment.
The $4.9 million renovations reconfigured the large auditorium to feature two lecture halls seating 332 and 571 students, respectively. A new second-floor mezzanine features three, 60-seat capacity classrooms. Additionally, new small group seating areas in the lobby facilitates study and interaction between students.
Other improvements include the renovation of the stairwells to improve traffic flow, the replacement of the vestibule storefront at the Forbes Avenue entrance and the expansion of the ground-floor restrooms, as well as installation of upgraded heating, ventilating and air conditioning units. This project was completed in August 2015.