Southeast Missouri State University - Magill Hall Addition and Renovation

Southeast Missouri State University - Magill Hall Addition and Renovation

The Clark Enersen Partners was selected by Southeast Missouri State University to perform an in-depth study of two existing science buildings: Magill Hall and Rhodes Hall, located in the northern half of campus. Magill Hall contained 69,575 gross square feet and housed science teaching and research laboratories, administrative offices, general classroom space, and the biology, chemistry, physics/engineering, and agriculture departments. Rhodes Hall contained 48,544 gross square feet and housed science teaching and research laboratories, administrative offices, general classroom space, and the departments of biology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, and the advising center.

Through our in-depth study, it was decided the best course of action for the budget was a complete renovation of Magill Hall in its entirety and a new addition to alleviate the shortage of overall space. While improvements had been made to the building, many of the systems had outlived their useful life and required replacement. This included the complete replacement of all of the mechanical and electrical systems within the building. Exterior renovations included window replacement, masonry restoration, and roof replacement. The exterior walls of the facility were un-insulated and were furred out and insulated as part of this project, resulting in a significant reduction of operational costs for the facility.

In order to facilitate the renovation process and alleviate the shortage of overall space, the project also added a contiguous addition to the north of Magill Hall. The three-story addition houses a lecture room and mechanical and electrical space on the first floor. The second floor has two lecture rooms and a small conference area. The third floor is entirely devoted to mechanical space for housing the new air handling equipment and serves both the new addition and all of the spaces in Magill Hall. The total square footage of the renovated Magill Hall and the new addition is 85,110 gross square feet; yielding 49,252 net square feet.