Christman Construction Company. Since 1894.

Oakland University

Science and Technology Building

Rochester, Michigan

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  • General Contracting
  • Addition
  • $30,000,000
  • 187,000 s.f.
  • Harley Ellis Devereaux
  • May, 1997

Oakland University's Science and Technology addition served to link the Hannah Hall of Science and the Dodge Hall of Engineering into one integrated complex with available passage on all floors. The project involved construction of a three-story addition, plus a basement and eight-story tower.

This technological educational facility houses laboratories, offices and classrooms of the physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and mathematics departments. Also incorporated were added conference space, a roof laboratory on the eighth floor and numerous lecture halls. A shipping and receiving area enabled vehicle access to the engineering labs and university conference space.

Christman employed extensive value management to keep the project on budget, with over $1.7 million in savings incorporated. Revised masonry and precast configurations and colors came at a lesser cost but were still architecturally compatible with the adjoining halls. Rerouting the existing power and gas services enabled mass excavation during the winter months for additional savings.

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Science and Technology Building
Science and Technology Building