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Kettering University – New Learning Commons

Continuing a strong commitment to technology and craft

  • 105K

    Square Feet

  • $60M

    Construction Value

  • Flint, Michigan

    Flint, Michigan

Focusing on collaboration and transparency as the foundation for leadership in engineering fields

As the first project coming out of the Stantec-led 2013 Master Plan, this 105,000 square foot (9,800 square metres) building utilizes building systems that speak to the permanence and longevity of the institution while offering durability for the decades ahead. Connecting the ground floor to the existing Campus Center, the new four-story building features an open-air atrium topped by a skylight filling the entire interior space with natural light.

The first and second floors feature public gathering, dining, and collaborative spaces spilling out from the central atrium—focusing on creating dynamic social spaces for students. The third and fourth floors consist of additional collaborative spaces and environments for research, student support, media resources, individual focus and group project work.

While affording a strong, timeless, and permanent structure, the interiors have been designed to afford optimum flexibility. With power and technology woven throughout, the building can easily transform to meet untold academic needs while also affording adaptability to any future programs or space reconfigurations that cannot yet be foreseen.

At a Glance

American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, Outstanding Design Award, 2023
Learning by Design, A&ID Awards of Excellence, Grand Prize - Project Over 100,000 SF Award, 2023
Stantec designs a digitally enabled environment to transform social and academic life
Meet Our Team

Travis Sage, Principal, Architect

I believe that social and environmental responsibility is created through inspired placemaking and the moments we share within.

Dan O’Connor , Electrical Team Leader

As electrical engineers, we design systems that illuminate buildings and structures and forge a path to a greener, more sustainable world.

Travis Sage

Principal, Architect

Dan O’Connor

Electrical Team Leader

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