The 53,444-square-foot project included classrooms; computer labs; a teaching theater/audio broadcast studio with TV production capability; offices for faculty, staff, graduate students; and a professional outreach center. The project also included related site improvements and received LEED Gold certification.
Midway through construction a decision was made to reconfigure the third floor to accommodate Studio “C”, a flexible, multimedia lab that combines audio, broadcast, and web story telling applications in one space.
Toward the end of the project a decision was made to incorporate adjacent property, which formerly contained portable classrooms, into a cohesive green space, the East Lawn.
Faculty and staff are immensely happy with their new surroundings and with the responsiveness of Schafer to their concerns. The university is happy with a building that some facilities folks proudly call the best on campus. It is largely due to Schafer's remarkable diligence and attention to detail, and their hard work that made my job a thousand times easier.
Director of Washington Operations Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication