Michigan State University's STEM Teaching and Learning Facility

East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University’s new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility is Michigan’s largest mass timber structure and the first of its kind. The four-storey high two main buildings comprise three wood structure floors topped by a steel structure and a rooftop mechanical equipment room. Buildings form two new wings connected to the campus’s former power plant. This project is a great opportunity for MSU to showcase an innovative material in a large-scale academic building. Inside classrooms, 1149 mm high structural members were necessary to accommodate an up to 9.6m x 12.8m structural grid. 

Owner

Michigan State University

Architecture

Ellenzweig, IDS

Structure

SDI Structures

Particularity

New building additions ground area is 3130 m2 (33,686 ft2), project total mass timber volume is 2755 m3 (97,292 ft3).

Completion

2020