IU Briscoe Quad
The $33 million renovation included complete upgrades for two eleven-story student housing towers, Gucker and Shoemaker, and much of the two-story connecting Center Building. The scope of work included 256,400 sf of updates focused on conversion of 697 standard single and double student rooms into two, three and four person, air-conditioned suites. Each re-configured suite included new finishes, furnishings and its own bathroom. The limestone exterior envelope of the building was cleaned/tuck-pointed, all windows/exterior doors replaced and a new exterior canopy was added at the main entry. Innovations include new vertical “trunks” of service to alleviate horizontal conflicts and maintain a positive and uncluttered ceiling height. Operable windows are stopped in short runs for safety and security. The structure was constructed using sustainable design practices including photovoltaic (PV) roof top panels. Several LEED focused components are shown in monitors open to the students.