College of Science & Engineering – COSE
Brown Hall Renovation
St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Brown Hall renovation is part of the long range plan for Sciences at SCSU. The renovation furnished and equipped approximately 82,000 gross square feet of science instruction and research facilities. This will serve the current needs for basic sciences as well as the expansion of the Health Sciences programs, specifically the growing nursing programs. It created future-directed lab and classroom space that supports SCSU’s investment in developing technology and media-rich curricula. The project provided an urgent and comprehensive upgrade to the building, including the envelope, deferred maintenance, and accessibility. The new design addressed critical fire, life safety, and air quality issues with the inclusion of modern new lab facilities and ventilation systems.

Community programs and collaboration will be served by this project. The development of the Health Sciences initiative meets a critical community need for health care professionals, and provide an improved entrance, clear building circulation, and additional parking. Part of this project also provides a skyway link between Brown Hall and Centennial Hall.