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Enhanced campus connectivity

Enhanced campus connectivity

Proposed Calvin Crossing

Proposed Calvin Crossing

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Suggested major and minor classroom and laboratory renovations

Suggested major and minor classroom and laboratory renovations

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Proposed dining commons renovation

Proposed dining commons renovation (plan provided by GMB & Baker Group)

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Rendering of Hiemenga Hall

Hiemenga Hall

The relocation of academic services and potentially communications and marketing to the library would accommodate an expanded presence for the departments of religion, history, philosophy, classics and world languages within Hiemenga Hall. Renovations are recommended throughout the building to accommodate departmental needs and address the quality of existing classrooms. Enclosing the building’s courtyard will provide an atrium for student gatherings and create a sequence of interconnected, active interior spaces from Hiemenga Hall to the Calvin Crossing (working title).

Rendering of a proposed Hiemenga Hall Atrium

Proposed Hiemenga Hall atrium

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Rendering of the STEM Complex

STEM Complex

The relocation of business to the DeVos Center and economics to the Spoelhof College Center allows for major improvements of teaching and research labs, communal spaces and faculty offices throughout North Hall, the Science Building and DeVries Hall. The proposed reconfiguration of Knollcrest Circle integrates the Engineering Building with the rest of campus by creating an outdoor green for student gatherings between the STEM buildings.

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Rendering of the Spoelhof College Center

Spoelhof College Center

The relocation of education, graduate education and art to the DeVos Center allows for political science and economics to colocate with sociology and social work and international development studies to create a hub for the social sciences.

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Rendering of the DeVos Communications Center

DeVos Communications Center

The DeVos Center will continue to house communication and arts and sciences, theater communication, speech pathology and audiology. Through the proposed 30,000 square foot addition – and the relocation of political science to the Spoelhof College Center – the DeVos Communications Center will accommodate education, graduate education, business and art.

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DeVos Center Addition

The 30,000-square-foot addition will relocate art and business to free up space in Spoelhof Center and North Hall.

Rendering of a proposed DeVos Center addition

Proposed DeVos Center addition

Potential studio art classroom

Potential studio art classroom

Potential business classroom

Potential business classroom

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Hekman Library Renovation

Renovation of the library will include more study space, a new learning commons, space for events and presentations, enhanced information services and compact shelving to free up floor space.

Proposed Hekman Library Renovations

Proposed Hekman Library renovations

Proposed Hekman Library Interior

Proposed Hekman Library interior

Hekman Library interior

Hekman library exterior

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Opportunities to enhance and consolidate campus entrances

Opportunities to enhance and consolidate campus entrances

Entry and Arrival

Along Burton Street, Lake Drive and south- and northbound East Beltline Avenue, entry and exits will be enhanced and/or consolidated to improve traffic flow and continuity. Campus maps also will be added as way-finding elements.

Enhance entrances
1. Burton Street entry
2. Lake Drive entry
3. Southbound Beltline entry
4. Northbound Beltline entry
Consolidate entrance
5. Limit access to deliveries only
Proposed Burton Street entry

Proposed Burton Street entry

Potential campus gateway elements

Potential campus gateway elements

Potential campus way-finding elements

Potential campus way-finding elements

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Vehicular Circulation Improvements

Knollcrest Circle will be relocated to the west edge of campus to reduce pedestrian conflicts; a small roundabout will be added and the drop-off reconfigured at Spoelhof College Center; parking near the Calvin Crossing and Hekman library will be reconfigured; parking will be added north of CFAC to replace the spaces taken up by the Calvin Crossing; and the Youngsma Center lots will be reorganized.

Proposed vehicular circulation improvements

Proposed vehicular circulation improvements

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Pedestrian Circulation Improvements

The East Beltline Avenue underpass will be transformed from a concrete zone to an extension of the Ecosystem Preserve with a green wall, bicycle paths, stormwater management bioswales and better sidewalks. Knight Drive will be converted to a limited-access drive mainly for pedestrian use, pedestrian paths will be added and redundant paths removed.

Proposed path network hierarchy

Proposed path network hierarchy

Proposed Knight Way

Proposed Knight Way

Proposed Beltline Avenue underpass

Proposed Beltline Avenue underpass

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Landscape Improvements

The construction of the Calvin Crossing (working title) and demolition of the Commons Annex will allow for a larger green space stretching from the bridge to the campus core. A series of smaller improvements around pathways, buildings, parking lots and low areas also will be made.

Expanded open space

Expanded open space

Green infrastructure strategies

Green infrastructure strategies

Green infrastructure strategies

Green infrastructure strategies

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Outdoor Athletics and Recreation

The outdoor athletic facilities will be improved and better integrated with the campus core. Proposed changes include:

  1. a new soccer and lacrosse stadium with support facilities,
  2. a new lit track with artificial turf,
  3. throwing events relocated to lower fields,
  4. new parking west of the soccer/lacrosse stadium
  5. and a possible football field on the lower fields.

Proposed outdoor facilities

Proposed outdoor facilities

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Residence Hall Projects

Proposed residence hall renovation and construction projects

Proposed residence hall renovation and construction projects

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Knollcrest East Opportunities

Phase one rendering

Phase 1
  • New residence hall adds approximately 150-180 beds, accommodates swing space for renewal of existing residence halls, addresses demand in Knollcrest East and decompresses residence halls
  • No impact on existing Knollcrest East buildings
  • Minimal impact on parking
  • Enhances connections between Knollcrest East and campus core
  • Supports long-term vision

Phase two rendering

Phase 2
  • Redevelop the oldest buildings to achieve a higher land utilization and more vibrant environment
  • Transforms Calvin College's presence along Burton Street
  • Provides opportunity for partnerships with seminary and private developers
  • Maintains purpose-built residence halls

Phase three rendering

Phase 3
  • Creates a cohesive, mixed-use village
  • Provides opportunity to incorporate a variety of housing types
  • Expands opportunities for partnerships with seminary and private developers
  • Adds approximately 600-700 beds to precinct