Adaptive reuse for Anderson Hall


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Brown, Lewis Jr.
Lewis Jr. Brown
College of Architecture, University of Florida
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Historic preservation
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AFA Historic Preservation document 163

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University of Florida
Architecture 684& 685

Fall 1977 Program
Winter 1978 Solution

Lewis Brown Jr.


Language Hall, Home of the College of Arts and Sciences
JAS. N. ANDERSON, M.A., PH.D., Dean.

a NDER this roof you will find the Presi-
dent's office, large and appropriately fur-
S'nished; adjoining it you will notice the
i t elegant Faculty room, and next beyond is
the office for the Secretary to the Faculty.
In this building also you will find the Au-
ditor's and the Registrar's offices, and here
they will remain until the prospective ad-
ministration building shall have been built.
No academic building of "Florida" is so
much frequented as Language Hall, a
beautiful red brick and stone building,
one hundred thirty-five feet long by six-
ty-five wide, completed in 1913. This is
the permanent home of the Language de-
partment: English and Dr. Farr; Modern
Languages and Dr. Crow; Latin, Greek,
and Dr. Anderson-these as the years go
by shall fill this hall with hallowed associa-
tions. At present the history and social science and the mathematics
classes are heard here. There are also various other lecture rooms, lit-
erary society rooms, and a large auditorium.



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History of Anderson Hall

Named for James Nesbitt Anderson, professor of Latin
and Greek and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
and first Dean of the Graduate School, Anderson Hall
was built in 1913 as a classroom building. The Departments
of History, Mathematics, English and Languages mainly
utilized the building, which was first known as Language
Hall. It was also used for various administrative purposes,
and the Graduate School and the Registrar had offices
there. On the first floor, in the northwest corner, was
the President's office which was used by President A.A.
Murphree, Acting President James Farr, President John
J. Tigert, Acting President Harold Hume, and President
J. Hillis Miller. After construction of Tigert Hall,
this office was used for the Dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences. The first university literary and
debating societies met in this building and it housed
the Young Men's Christian Association.

The architect for Anderson Hall was William A. Edwards
of Atlanta, the first campus architect. He designed a.
number of important buildings throughout the southeast,
including several which are on the National Register
of Historic Places. He was the architect for the Hotel
Thomas in Gainesville, as well as structures on the
campuses of Florida A&M University, Florida State
University and the Florida School for the Deaf and
Blind. The contractor was Holladay and Crouse of
Greensboro, North Carolina. Work began in the late summer
of 1912, and the building was completed in September
1913. It immediately became a focal point on campus.
It helps to set the architectural tone for anyone
passing the University on West University Avenue. It
gives the Florida campus individuality from other
Florida colleges, and it is one of the few buildings
which projects the University's image and architecture
to the surrounding community.


Anderson Hall is located in the northeast section of
the University of Florida campus. It was built in 1912
and a major renovation completed in 1927.

Anderson Hall is an unusual example of the Collegiate
Gothic style of architecture, being only loosly tied
to the style with its parapet and gables. Its arches
are very elegant but completely unrelated to more
traditional motifs. Thus Anderson Hall is a rare building.

Anderson Hall helps set the tone of the campus to the
visitor passing the University for the first time on
West University Avenue. It helps give the Florida campus
a certain individuality from other universities and is
one of the few buildings on the campus which projects
the campus image and architecture to the surrounding
community. Anderson Hall plays a. vital roll in maintaining
the geometry within the historic section of the campus
by helping to define the Plaza of the Americas, one
of the major open spaces on the campus and the most
formal in concept. Originally more important as a border
element for the plaza scheme, before construction of
Library West, Anderson Hall was one of the first four
buildings around the plaza and served as a. balancing
element for Flint Hall to the west. Both buildings served
as gateposts for the plaza which was open to the street
until closed by the construction of the new library.
Though it is less important visually from the plaza
side of the campus, Anderson Hall still serves a.s a
balance to Flint Hall and helps provide the architectural
backdrop and reasoning for the contemporary design
of Library West, which was designed to harmonize with
the older buildings in the area.

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Site No.
Site Name Anderson Hall

FDAHRM 802==

Other Name(s) for Site 930==
Other Nos. for Site 906==
NR Classification Category: RBilding 916==
County Al]achua 808==
Instruction for locating (or address) W. University Ave. on University of Florida
Location: /868==
subdivision name block no. lot no.
Owner of Site: Name: University of Florida
Address: Gainesville..Fl. 902==

Occupant, Tenant, or Manager:

Reporter (or local contact):
Name: A,. n an Knntt .
Address: onnn-q.3 W lfith t..
Gainovlo. Fl.816=
Name & Title: A. Dean Knott
Address: 2000-53 SW 16th St.
Gainesville, F1. 818==

Survey Date 4/2R/77 820== Type of Ownership _FH,,,atonal 848==
Inventory Status 914==
Previous Survey(s): (enter activity/title of survey/name/date/repository)

Recording Station 804==
Specimens (Inventory Numbers) 870==
Date of Visit to Site 4/17/77 828== Recording Date 4/30/77 832==
Photographic Record Numbers

Map Reference (incl. scale & date)

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Point Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
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UTM Coordinates: 890=
Zone Easting Northing
Description of Site:

Site Size (approx. acreage of property) 833==

Condition of Site: Integrity of Site:
Check one Check one or more
o Excellent 863- Deteriorated 863-== Altered 858- Restored () Date: 0 858-=
o Good 863-- 0 Ruins 863- Unaltered 858- 0 Moved 0 Dte: (0 858--
SFair 863- U exposed 863-- 0 Destroyed 858- [Q Original Site s58-
0 Redoposited 863-

Condition of Site (Remarks): ( ) The building Is in extremely Door condition.

( ) 863==

Threats to Site:
Check one or more
0 Zoning ( ) ( ) 878=- 0 Transportation ( ) ( ) 878-
W Development 1 ) ( ) 878-= 0 Fill ( I ( 378-
IN Deterioration 1 ) ( 1 878-- Dredge ( ) ( ) l8-
O Borrowing ( ) ( ) 878--
O Other (See Remarks below): 878--
Threats to Site (Remarks): The university has allowed the building to d .teriorate
to the point where it will ha,-- a re-aon to ter it; down for- developme8nt-
as an opan space on campus, or a Jewish studies center... 879==


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Site Name Andprqnn Hal 1

Present Use (check one or more as appropriate)
O Agricultural 850-- Government 850-- Park 850- O Transportation 850-
O Commercial 850" C Industrial 850- OPrivate Residence850- Other (Specify):
Q Educational 850-- O Military 850-- Religious 850=- 0 850-
O Entertainment 850-- C Museum 850- O Scientific 850-- O 850-

OriginaJ Use (check one or more as appropriate)
O Agricultural 838-- Government 838-- C Park 838-- Transportation 838e-
O Commercial 838- O Industrial 838-- ] Private Residence838-- Other (Specify):
C Educational 838-- O Military 838=-- Religious 838-- 1 838-
O Entertainment 838- D Museum 838- O Scientific 838=- O 838s-

Cultural Classification: Specific Dates: Beginning +1912 844==
Culture/Phase American 840==

Developmental Stage early 20th Century 842==

Period (check one or more as appropriate)
Pre-Columbian 845-- 16th Century 45- O D 18th Century 8465- j 20th Century 845-
O 15th Century 845- 0 17th Century 845- El 19th Century 845-

Areas of Significance (check one or more as appropriate) 0 Sculpture 910-
O Aboriginal 910o- R Community O Landscape social/Human-
1 ---- Planning 910-=--
O Archaeology Conservation Architecture iaran 910
Prehistoric 910- C Economics 910=- O Law 910-- O Theater 910-
C Archaeology El Education 910- O Literature 910- O Transportation 910--
Historic 910= 0 Engineering 910= Mmilitary 910o- Other (Specify);
O Agriculture 910=- & Music 910-- 910--
91----- C Exploration &
Architecture 910-- Settlement 910-- O Phllosophy 910-- O 910==
O Art 910-- C Industry 910-- C Polltice/Govt. 910-- 0 810-
O Commerce 910-- O Invention 910=- O Religion 910-- O 910*
C Communications 910- Science 910- O 910-

Remarks & Recommendations:

The .building must be retained and restored as part of the original
campus at the University of Florida, the first public university in the
state,- as part of. the original campus plan and an important architectural
statement in itself.


DEPARTMENT OF STATE Site Nme Anderson Hall
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Present & Original Physical Appearance fuse continuation sheet if necessary) (935-):

Built in 1912, Amderson Hall is in the Collegiate Gothic style, and
was the Language Hall where languages, both ancient and modern, were
taught. Located at the northeast corner of the Plaza of the Americas,
and facing the south side of W. University Avenue, Anderson was one of
the largest classroom buildings on the University of Florida campus
when it was first built.

The style of Collegiate Gothic was at its peak of popularity at
the time of the buildings construction, and was selected for the University
of Florida's building because it could be added to in an irregular fashion
without destroying the lines of the original design. The style of Anderson
itself shows a transition from the earlier classroom buildings william
Edwards, the first campus architect, designed, like Newell and Flint Halls,
to the later style of Floyd and Peabody. The building retains the parppet
of Edwards' original gothic style, but also has finials at the gable
points, which the earlier buildings did not

Anderson is of red brick in an American bond pattern with stone trim.
The roof is of red clay tile and has large three window parapeted dormers
on the south side. Originally equipped with stripped awnings, the windows
nine over nine double-hung, wood sash, are regularly spaced on the
walls between the entrance bays and the gable bays at each end. On these
projections the windows are grouped in threes. These byas project up
and interrupt the parapet with their gables and the windows on the central
entrance bay have side liets and transoms.

The entrances are porches recessed into the building under very
unusual ogee-oval arches. The actual arched opening is an oval, but an
ogee arch is created by a hood mould carved in the atone around the arch
and is surmounted by a finial in half relief from the wall. On either
side of the north and south entries are projections which begin half-
way up the side of the arch. Each of these projections was terminated
by two smaller copies of thelarge finial over the central opening.
Other stone ormaments on the building are the parapet's coping, lintels,
sills, and the watertable. There are also scrolls, shields, and devices
appropriate to a building in the gothic style.

The entrance on the south side of the building leads to a stair hall
which has its original stair leading to the third floor. The west
eanty's stair connects the basement and first floor and the north entry
stair has been removed for office and class space. The entries are all
bi-level between the basement and the first floor. The first floor hall
which runs east/west through the center of the building, is divided into
sections with chambfered tudor arches. Where the stair halls intersect
with the first floor hall there is a groin vault in the ceiling. The rest
of the ceiling on this floor is a simple curved vault, not structural.
All of the other interior architecture is very plain and requires little
description. -The ceilings are approximately 12' tall and have picture
moulds on the walls 10' above the floor. All the original doorways have
tramsoms for air circulation which is still realtively good because

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few of the rooms have been subdivided and the large windows provide light and
a good air flow.

There have been few alterations; however, they have been major. The
north entry has been blocked off and the stair removed for classroom space
and offices. All the original freestanding finials have been lost or
removed and the east side of the building has had an exterior concrete
fire stair added with windows being cut out for doors.

The building is in poor shape. Though the exterior shell is basically
sound, reveling few cracks, the mortar is in need of repointing. The
walls on the interior show cracking plaster and watermarks from leaks,
which are also rotting the floors. All the wood work is damage and
scarred and the floors sag. The third floor is closed because of a fire
which damaged the structure of the hip roof. After the fire the roof
was not repaired and the holes left by the missing tiles was merely
covered with canvas, which is'why there is beginning to be a lot of
water damage to the building's interior.

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ARCHITECT Willaim Edwards 872-=

WUILDER Hollady and Crouse_ 874=

STYLE AND/OR MODE _e Gothic 64

PLAN TYPE Classroom rectaguar 966

EXTERIOR FABRIC(S) Brick and_stone ...... 54-

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM(S) Loadbearing masonry walls & wood framing 8.. 56=


FOUNDATION: Battered masonry wall 942- -

ROOF TYPE: Hip roof 942==

SECONDARY ROOF STRUCTURE(S): Large dormers on north and south


WINDOW TYPE:9 over 9 wood sash double hung, central windows casementwith 942==

CHIMNEY: None 882==

ROOF SURFACING: Clay tile 882==

INTERIOR WALLS: Masonry with plaster and wood stud with plaster 882==

ORNAMENT INTERIOR: 9hamfered tudor arches and groin vaults in first flool62-=
ORNAMENT EXTERIOR: Stone lintels, sills, andcopings, crenelated parapet 882==


NO. OF STOREYS 3 2 7/2 950==

NO. OF CHIMNEYS None 9-52==

OTHER (SPECIFY) Three entrances one interior stair(main) .. 954-=


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MAIN ENTRANCE: Recessed under a shallow ogee arch on the south and west

.north entrance blocked off 865==

WINDOW PLACEMENT: Regular; grouped in threes on gabled ends even spaced 4 bay

on main wall 865==





EXTERIOR ORNAMENT AND COLOR: Red brick gray stone trim, very elegant finials

ogee arches in relief over an oval arch carved shields scrolls and devices865==

INTERIOR COMMENTS: heavily altered and very plain no detail worth mentioning




MAJOR ALTERATIONS (FREE TEXT) North entrance blocked off and north central stair

removed for classes and office space, several large fooms divided into smaller ones




SURROUNDINGS (CLASSIFICATION) College campus and major thoroughfare 864-=

RELATIONSHIP TO SURROUNDINGS (FREE TEXT) West University street is to the north

Library East to the south, parking to the west, temporary bldg and Business Adm.,

to the east. 859==


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Exterior Conditions

Anderson Hall is basically a sound structure. This is
most evident by noting the condition of the exterior
of the building. There are no major cracks in the masonry
work indicating that no uneven settlement has occurred.
The brickwork is very weather worn with most of the bricks
having rounded edges. Spalling of the brick has also occurred.
Masorny joints are very deep and this has caused further
deterioration of the brick. The trim work has held up very
well but the joints between pieces are in need of repointing.
Portions of the original trim are missing, but the remaining
portions are in good condition. The dripping water from
the various window air conditioning units has stained
some of the trim work and caused failure in the mortar
joints. Drains and downspouts are in poor condition and
are causing damage to the exterior walls. Water dripping
from the broken downspouts has splashed onto the nrick-
work and allowed moss and mold to grow on the walls.
Moisture evident along the baseline of the building is
due to the leaking downspouts and to the sprinkler
system along the edge of the building. There are numerous
holes in the brickwork that have been made to accept
electrical wiring, light fixtures and fire escapes.
After these holes were no longer used the were not filled
in to prevent rain intrusion. There have been several
alterations to the exterior. These include the addition
of a firestair to the east of the building, the closing
off of the north entrance and the addition of fire escapes
to the south elevation. Roof tiles are missing in an
area that was damaged by fire in 1970. The area was
repaired with roofing felt and the tiles never replaced.

Interior Conditions

On the whole Anderson Hall provides very poor conditions
for students and faculty. The overall condition of the
building is poor. .This condition is due to lack of
maintenance and years of neglect by the University and
not due only to age.

Classrooms are very dirty, rundown and outdated. It is
obvious that little cleaning is ever done. Walls, floors
and ceilings are in such poor condition that some rooms
are almost unusable. Windows are frequently left open
allowing rain to enter the interior. No air conditioning,
little ventilation and minimal heating are frequent
complaints of the users of the classrooms.

Hallways are dim and dirty. Small piles of trash and
debris are often found cluttering the halls. This is
especially true of the basement. Lighting is bare minimum.

Offices are the exception to the dirty and rundown
conditions of Anderson Hall. This is most evident in
the numerous Deans' offices within the building. They
are neat, clean, and fairly up to date with air conditioning,
carpet and well kept interiors.

The top floor is not useable as it now exists. It is a.
burned out ruin that was never renovated after the 1970
fire. Much of the flooring remains in the same condition
as it was the day after the fire. Large holes in the
roof have been repaired with make-shift covering.

Rodents, insects and water leaks plague the staff and
students of Anderson Hall. Pigeons, mice and bees are
frequent visitors to the building. Leaks occur during
heavy rains and drop cloths must be brought out to cover
valuable material. The leaking occurs due to the patched
condition of the roof.

Structural Analysis

The structure of Anderson Hall consists of brick bearing
walls with heavy timber floor joists and roof trusses.
The basement floor is a concrete slab with floors 1-3
being of tongue and groove decking.

Visual inspection of the structural system indicated
extensive fire damage to the central roof structure
with decreased damage to each side. Some of the roof
structure within the fire damaged area is structurally
unsafe yet has been left as it was the day after the
fire with only slight bracing to carry the roof loads.
Only a. small portion of the truss system seems to have
been damaged by the fire. The roof structure of the
undamaged area is in good condition.

All the other floors of the building seem to be structurally
sound. There is very little deflection in the floor
joists of the 1st and 2nd floors. There is slight deflection
in the 3rd floor joists.

The brick perimeter bearing wall seems sound with no
indication of major cracks. There are several small
cracks evident over some of the windows. The brickwork
does have very deep joints which is helping to deteriorate
the brick more rapidly than usual. The trim work is in
good condition.

A closer inspection of the exact structural condition
would be advisible.

Mechanical Analysis

The heating system of Anderson Hall consists of steam fed cast
iron radiators. The steam coming from the University's
central boiler on campus. All the radiators, even the
ones on the third floor, seem to be in operating condition
although some might be leaking. Some of the connecting
steam pipes do leak and have caused damage to walls and
ceilings around them. Only rooms along the exterior walls
of the building have radiators and interior rooms depend
on warm air circulation from adjacent spaces for heat.

The building has no central air conditioning. Office
spaces are air conditioned with scattered window units.
The installation of these units has caused minor damage
to the windows, and the continued water dripping from
the units has caused rot to the wood window sills and
has stained the exterior wall surfaces. Classrooms are
not provided with air conditioning, but some do have
large transom fans above the door which pulls in fresh
air from outside and exhausts it into the corridor.

The plumbing within the building is very old and decaying,
but at present is in operating condition. Fixtures in the
lavatories are outdated but functioning and hallway
drinking fountains are operating fairly well. The fire-
fighting system in the building is questionable and seems
to be inadequate. The pulmbing on the third floor is
not operable.

Electrical Analysis

The Electrical system in Anderson Hall is badly outdated,
faulty and a constant fire hazard. The wiring is so old
that it is decaying. It is not designed to handle today's
electrical requirements and therefore it is for the most
part overloaded. New electrical lines have been installed
in recent years to provide for the greater load. Most of
this system runs along the ceilings and walls of the corridors.
There are few convenience outlets in any given space,
therefore there are a lot of extension cords running
along the floors of many offices and workrooms. Most of the
wallplates, switches and outlets are in a state of dis-
repair. Water has damaged portions of the wiring within
ceiling space in many rooms. Light fixtures in several
of the spaces are held in place only by their own electric
wiring. An electrical short was the cause of the 1970
fire which destroyed 25% of the building.

The lighting within Anderson Hall is generally outdated
and inadequate. In the classrooms many of the fluorescent
lights do not operate and many more are missing lamps
and covers. These old fixtures frequently burn out and
are a. fire threat. The office spaces have new fixtures
which are mounted on the ceiling. These fluorescent units
are in good condition, but many were placed incorrectly.
Hall lighting is dim and insufficient. Exterior lighting
consists of mercury vapor lights at each corner of the

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Career Planning and Placement Center

The Career Planning and Placement Center is responsible
for coordinating interaction between students and prospective
employers, aiding students in career decisions, and training
students in counseling fields.

The center should be arranged in six basic sections
clustered around a. common core, the reception/waiting
area. The sections are as follows:

Counseling and Interview
General Office and Clerical
Audio-Visual Studio

The Administration Section consists of the Director's
office, the Associate Director's office, the Assistant
Directors' offices, and the conference room.

The Counseling and Interview section is made up of
four Counselors' offices and sixteen interview rooms of
varying sizes.

The classroom section is made up of four classrooms.
These may actually be outside the Placement Center and
available to other departments in this facillity as a.
common teaching and seminar space.

The library section is made up of an 800 square foot
reading room, a 720 square foot literature file and stacks,
and three audio visual carrels. This section and the
Counseling section should be most accessible to student

The general office section consists of six secretarial
stations, filing and storage, and a work area. This section
should be closely related to the administration section
and the counseling section.

The audio-visual section is made up of a 700 square
foot audio-visual studio for making vidio tapes for use
in the library, and 200 square foot storage area.

Career Planning and Placement Center (10,572 NASF)

1. Interview Sign-Up and Literature Pick-Up Area (240 NASF)

This area should be closely related to the reception
area. so that the student can browse through the
literature and get an idea of what the Placement
Center has to offer. There should be several low
tables and racks fbr literature as well as a desk
at which the student can sign up for an interview.

2. Reception and Interview Waiting Room (700 NASF)

This is the first area that the student enters
upon coming to the Placement Center. It should act
as a. core for the Center. All of the other spaces
should move off from this area. The room needs to
be supplied with seating and low tables for literature.
It will also house one secretary/receptionist.
She should have a. secretarial desk and chair.

The reception and waiting room should be closely
related to the interview sign up and literature pick-
up room, the library, and the interview rooms.

3. Director's Office (200 NASF)

This office will house the Director of The Career
Planning and Placement Center. It should contain
hi's desk and chair as well as a built in bookshelf
for his library and three extra chairs for visitors.

4. Associate Director's Office (160 NASF)

The Associate Director's Office should contain his
desk and chair as well as a. built in bookshelf and
three extra chairs for visitors.

This office should be closely related to the Director's
office, the Assistant Directors' offices, and the
conference room.

5. Assistant Directors' Offices (2 @ 130S.F. 260 NASF)

These offices will house the Assistant Directors. They
should each contain a desk and chair, a built in
bookshelf, and two extra chairs for visitors.

These offices should be closely related to the
Director's and Associate Director's offices to
form an administrative core of the Placement Center.
They should also be closely related to the conference
room and the general office area.

6. Counselors' Offices (4 @ 100s.f. 400 NASF)

These offices will house the student counselors
and the Assistant Director (Vocational Counselor II)
These offices should contain a desk and chair,
built in bookshelf, and two extra, chairs for visitors.

These offices should be closely related to the
administrative core, the reception area, and the
library and interview area.

7. Interview Rooms (1160 NASF)
10 @ 8'x8'
4 @ 8'x 10'
2 @ 8'x 12'

These cubicles are to be used for employer interviews.
This is a. very important space in the Placement Center.
This is where the student meets with the prospective
employer. It is important to make the student as
comfortable as possible so that he can make a, good
impression on the interviewer. It is equally as
important to make the interviewer as comfortable as
possible to attract high quality employers for the
students of the University of Florida. The space
should contain a desk and chair with extra chairs
for the students (the number of chairs vary with the
size of the room).

8. Classrooms (4 @ 720s.f.

The staff of this office is responsible for carrying
out practicum and intern courses. They have also
found that group counseling programs are effective
in career planning. For those reasons a. limited
amount of classroom/seminar space has become essential
to the operation of the Placement Center.

Each classroom should be designed for 20-25 students.
These classrooms should be closely related to the rest
of the Placement Center, but do not have to be within
it. They may be used by other offices of the Student
Services Facilities.

9. Library (1712 NASF)

a.. Reading Room (800 NASF)
This room should contain tables for students
to study career literature. It should be close to
the reception area.

b. Stacks and Literature Files (720 NASF)
This area should contain shelves for pamphlets
and booklets as well as storage for video tapes.
The Placemrnt Center makes its own video tapes
of career information for student use. This is
the area where information is stored for student
use. It should be accessible from the reading

c. Audio-Visual Carrels (3 @ 64s.f. 192 NASF)
Each carrel is 8'x 8'. These stations will be
used by students to view the video tapes made
by the Placement Center on career information.

10. Conference Room (200 NASF)

This conference room should be large enough for
10 to 15 people. It should contain a conference
table with 15 chairs.

2880 NASF)

The conference room should be closely related to
the administration core of the Placement Center.

11. General Office and Filing (720 NASF)

This area will house six secretaries and the active
files of the Placement Center. Each secretary should
have a. secretary's desk and chair and the room should
be arranged to afford maximum wall space for file

This area should be closely related to the administrative
core, the reception area, and the counselors' offices.

12. Work Area (440 NASF)

a. Mail Room (120 NASF)
This area should contain desks for work space
and storage for stationary supplies. The mail
room and the work area as a whole should be
closely related to the general office area.

b. Reproduction Room (120 NASF)
This room will house xerox and other copy machines.
It should have at least one 220 v. outlet.

c. General Work Space (200 NASF)
This space should contain two 20' tables for
work space. The mail room and the reproduction
room should open into this room and this room
should be directly accessible from the general
office area..

13. Storage (600 NASF)

This is the general office storage and the retired files
storage. It should contain shelves for the storage
of office materials as well as maximum wall space
for filing cabinets.

The storage area should be directly accessible
from the general office area.

14. Audio-Visual Studio (700 NASF)

This studio is the area in which the Placement
Center makes its career information video tapes.
It should be 20'x 35' to maximise the field of
visibility for taping. It should have acoustic
treatment and a. white background that can be
changed to suit the material being taped.

15. Storage (Audio-Visual Equipment and Supplies) (200 NASF)

This area should contain several large metal cabinets
for the storage of audio-visual equipment and such
items as film and tapes.

The storage area should be directly related to the
audio-visual studio.

Summary- Career Planning and Placement Center

Function I.'ASF

Interview sign-up and Literature Pickup Area 240
Reception and Interview Waiting Room 700
Director's Office 200
Associate Director's Office 160
Assistant Directors' Offices (2 @ 130 s.f.) 260
Counselors' Offices (4 @ 100 S.F.) 400
Interview Rooms 1160
10 @ 8'x 8'
4 @ 8'x 10'
2 @ 8'x 12'
Classrooms (4 @ 720 S.F.) 2880
Library 1712
1 Reading Room (800 S.F.)
1 Stacks and Literature Files (720 S.F.)
3 Audio-Visual Carrels (64 S.F. each)
Conference Room 200
General Office and Filing 720
Work Area 440
Mail Room (120 S.F.)
Reproduction Room (120 S.F.)
General Work Space (200S.F.)
Storage (Office, General and Retired Files) 600
Audio-Visual Studio 700
Storage (Audio-Visual Equipment and Supplies) 200

Total NASF


Combined Reading and Study Skills Clinic

The Reading and Study Skills Clinic will be merging
with the Foreign Language Lab and the Precision Teaching
Lab in the near future, therefore the union of the three
has been titled Combined Reading and Study Skills Clinic.

As it is presently set up, the clinic has a series
of programs by which students can increase their reading
and study skills and speed. There are basically two types
of lab space needed for this. One consists simply of a.
reading and test space for individual work and the other
lab utilizes visual equipment (projection type) for
speed reading and comprehensive testing. In addition,
the clinic performs group testing and advisiment and
psychomeyric testing both for students of the University
and for children of the general community.

The Foreign Language Lab works in conjunction with
the College of Arts and Sciences offering a. program by
which students taking foreign language courses can listen
to tapes of those languages and gain competence in their
understanding and pronunciation.

The Precision Teaching Lab works with the "culturally
deprived" students in University College. By breaking
down courses into a series of short tests rather than
the standardized mid-term and final examination and tutoring
students where needed, these "below standard students"
can reach college level performance. Various programs
such as instant feedback (or working with the students
during testing) are part of the function of the lab.

Students who have worked through the lab and performed
well become student managers and help the new students
through the program.

Reading and Study Skills Clinic (3,685 NASF)

1. Staff Offices (4 @ llOs.f. 440NASF)

These offices will house four full time professional
staff members of the Reading and"Study Skills Clinic.
These rooms are used for interviews and test analysis
as well as being the personal space for the staff.

Each room should contain a. desk and chair, a built-
in bookshelf and two extra chairs for visitors.
The staff offices should be closely related to the
reception area and the labs.

2. Graduate Assistants' Offices (4 @ llOs.f. 440 NASF)

These offices will house the graduate assistants
responsible for guiding students in the clinics.
Each office should contain a desk and chair, a
small built in bookshelf, and two chairs for
student conferences.

These offices should be closely related to the lab space.

3. Clerical Secretary Space (200 NASF)

This space is where all student files are recorded
and kept up to date. There is only one clerical
secretary. The space should contain a secretary's
desk and chair.

This space should be closely related to the secretary/
receptionist area, the office service and the file

4. Secretary/Receptionist (145 NASF)

This secretary receives the students as they enter the
clinic and directs them to the proper area (i.e. Reading

and Study Skills Clinic, Foreign Language Lab,
or Precision Teaching Lab). This space needs a
desk and chair as well as room for storage of files
and materials in small, portable cabinets. The
Secretary/Receptionist space should be a. part of the
general waiting area and closely related to the
clerical space of the Reading and Study Skills

5. Office Service (60 NASF)

This area will contain a xerox and a mimeograph
copying machine. The room should have a 220v. outlet
and several ll0v. outlets. It should be closed off
to reduce the amount of noise in the rest of the

6. Files and Storage (150 NASF)

This area will house the cumlative files of all
students and clients of the Reading and Study Skills
Clinic as well as stationary and other supplies. The
space will contain several standard filing cabinets
and a large metal cabinet for storing the stationary
and supplies.

This space should be closely related to the clerical
office room.

7. Conference Room (250 NASF)

This conference room should be large enough for
11 to 15 people. It should contain a conference
table with 15 chairs.

This conference room should be closely related to
the staff offices of the Reading and Study Skills Clinic
and available to the staff of all sections of this

8. Testing Room (200 NASF)

The testing room should be large enough for about
15 people to be tested. It should contain a. large
table and 15 chairs.

The testing room should be closely related to the
labs and staff offices.

9. Labs (1750 NASF)

Each lab should contain 25 student carrels for
individual study and testing. In addition, there
should be storage space for standardized testing
materials and a. booth from which a graduate assistant
can monitor the testing.

These labs should be closely related to the reception
and waiting areas.

10. Lab Instruction Booths (50 NASF)

The lab instruction booth is simply a small room
in which a. staff member can explain the mechanics
of a. piece of testing equipment. It should contain
a small table and two chairs.

Foreign Language Lab

1. Lab (1200 NASF)

This lab space should contain 35 student carrels
for individual listening. Each station should have
a set of headphones with a microphone to listen
to foreign language tapes and communicate with the
lab attendent. There should also be a small instrument
for choosing the language and a buzzer for notifying
the attendant that you need his attention.

The lab space should be directly related to the
reception/waiting area.

2. Control Booth (150 NASF)

This room should be connected to the language lab.
It contains all the electronic equipment used im the
lab. One or two attendants are adequate to keep the
tapes running and supervise the students using the

There should be an electronic console and two chairs
for the attendants in this space. A window, the
entire length of the room is necessary for the
attendants to observe the lab.

3. Staff Offices (3 @ 145s.f. 435 NASF)

These offices will house the attendants for the language
lab. Each office should contain a desk and chair,
a. small built in bookshelf, and two extra chairs
for visitors.

The staff offices should be closely related to the
language lab and the reception/waiting area.

Precision Teaching Lab

1. Staff Offices (3 @ 110s.f. 330 NASF)

These offices will house the three full time staff
of the Precision Teaching Lab. Each office should
contain a. desk and chair, a built in bookshelf,
and two extra chairs for visitors. The lab super-
visor's office should contain the electronic console
that operates the intercom system in the lab.

These offices should be closely related to the
waiting area and the testing lab.

2. Tutors' Offices (7 @ 125s.f. 875 NASF)

The tutors of the Precision Lab help the students
master their material when they are unable to do
it for themselves. Each space should contain a. desk
and chair, a work counter and an extra chair.

These offices should be closely related to the
staff offices and the reception/waiting area.

3. Secretarial Area (400 NASF)

This area will house a data clerk (who also serves
as a receptionist), a clerical secretary, and two
student assistants. The student assistant and
secretary station should have a. secretary desk and
chair each. The data clerk needs a desk high shelving
system around his station. This will contain the
testing materials and will separate him from the
waiting area.

This area should be closely related to the reception/
waiting area and the testing lab.

4. Storage and Office Service (150 NASF)

This space will house the office file cabinets
and a mimeograph copying machine. It should be
supplied with a. table for the mimeograph machine
and closed off from the rest of the office to cut
down noise.

This room should be directly accessible to the
secretarial area.

5. Testing Lab (400 NASF)

The testing lab should contain 16 student carrels
designed so that the student manager can sit with
the student for "positive feedback" sessions. There
should also be four student manager stations for
observation and monitoring of testing. Each student
carrel should have an intercom station for communication
with the lab supervisor. Acoustical treatment is
extremely important in the lab.

The testing lab should be directly accessible from
the waiting area.

6. Waiting Area (500 NASF)

This area is the general lobby/waiting area for the
Combined Reading and Study Skills Clinic. It should
contain seating for 30 people and waiting space for
completing forms. It should contain low tables
and magazines for reading material.

The waiting area should be directly related to the
secretary/receptionist area of the Reading and Study
Skills Clinic, the Foreign Language Lab, and the
Data Clerk of the Precision Teaching Lab.

7. Staff Lounge (200 NASF)

This space should be located in a. private location
for the use of the staff and student assistants.
Kitchen facilities for the preparation of coffee
and other beverages should be supplied as well as

There should be a table for four as well as seating
around the room for the staff to relax and carry
on conversation during their breaks.

8. Library (500 NASF)

This library will primarily serve the Reading and
Study Skills Clinic. This area will consist of a.
250s.f. stack room; containing bookshelves for
pamphlets and books, and storage for microfilm
material. In addition there will be a 250s.f.
reading area containing a desk and chair as well
as several student carrels.

The library should be closely related to the waiting
room and the secretary/receptionist of the Reading
and Study Skills Clinic.

Summary- Combined Reading and Study Skills Clinic

Function NASF

A. Reading and Study Skills Clinic

Staff Offices 440
Graduate Assistant Offices 440
Clerical Secretary 200
Secretary/Receptionist 145
Office Service 60
Files and Storage 150
Conference Room 250
Testing Room 200
Labs 1750
Lab Instruction Booth 50

B. Foreign Language Lab

Lab 1200
Control Booth 150
Staff Offices 435

C. Precision Teaching Lab

Staff Offices 330
Tutors' Offices 875
Secretarial Area 400
Storage and Office Service 150
Testing Lab 400
Waiting Area 500
Staff Lounge 200
Library 500

Total NASF



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Outline Specifications


- Carefully remove all roof tiles (to be reused)

all roof deck
fire damaged superst
all wood T & G subfli
all non-load bearing
all plaster
all electrical
all mechanical
all fire damaged and

- Remove
- Remove
- Remove
- Remove
- Remove
- Remove
- Remove
- Remove
- Remove
- Remove
- Remove


slab as


water damaged
necessary for

new footings

- All concrete to be of strength as specified on drawings
- Re. Bars. 50,000 p.s.i. Deformed type
- Cast in place fire stairs


- Clean all exterior masonry with non-acid cleanser, soap
and water preferred
- Repoint brickwork & terra cotta as necessary with mortar of
lower than or equal strength of original mortar.
- All new masonary work to match existing as closely as possible
- CMU fire stair shafts and elevator shaft


- A.36 Steel

ground floor
all existing
all existing


- Replace all damaged joists, purlins and other wood structural
members removed during demolition
- 3/4" thick CDX plywood roof deck
- 1 x 6 subfloor at all floors set diagonally to joists with
1 x 4 T & G underlayment
- Wooden monumental south stair similar in detail to existing
south stair

Roofing & Water Proofing

- Reuse salvaged roof tiles
- New roof tiles to match existing
- 43# roof felt
- All visible flashing to be copper
- All invisible flashing to be galvanized sheet metal
- Replace existing storm water drainage system as necessary:
new materials to match existing

Doors & Windows

- New windows to be 1" insulated glass in anodized aluminum frames
- All storefront material to be anodized aluminum
All fire shutters to be concealed housing, roll down
type with ionization type smoke detector releasing device


- Floors
Corridors and public areas vinyl asbestos tile
Toilets ceramic tile
All other areas carpet
- Walls stell studs with 5/8" Type "X" hardcoat plaster veneer
- Ceiling 5/8" Type "X" hardcoat plaster veneer

Conveying Systems

- Elevator Hydralic, 4000#, 4 floors with 5 stops, front and
rear opening doors. Must accommodate handicapped (Ref:
Ansi A117.1-1961-R1971)


- Plumbing at least 1 fixture of each type present in each
toilet must accommodate the handicapped. (Ref: Ansi A117.1-
- HVAC Perimeter Wall low pressure steam heating system
connected to University's physical plant. Building Interior -
varible volume cooling system with supply and return trunks
in each corridor.


- Design by electrical engineer


Clean & Repair Brickwork
Fire Stairs
Monumental Stair
Elevator Shaft
New Interior

35,202 x $8.00
35,202 x $1.00
20,000 x $ .80
2 @ $15,000 Each



Total Sticks and Bricks Cost
Architectural Program
Architect's Fee @ 10%

Gross Total
or $55.46/square foot


$ 1,771,615



Demolish Existing Building

35,202 x $6.00
35,202 x $46.80

Total Sticks and Bricks Cost
Architect's Fee @ 8%

Gross Total
or $57.02/square foot