Wheaton College / Todd Beamer ||| Student Center - Wheaton, IL
The Beamer Center project involved the remodel of the existing Alumni Gym and Anderson Commons. The gym project involved 40,000 square feet of remodeling of the three-story facility. The lower level of the Alumni Gym became the meeting and office areas for student activities and alumni services. Acoustical treatments were necessary to keep the office spaces quiet with an active basketball court located on the floor directly above. The main floor of the gym was remodeled to allow for large banquets with proper lighting and sound reinforcement. The area incorporates a performance stage which can be viewed from both seating areas.
The lower level of Anderson Commons was completely renovated as a 30,000 square foot conversion. This area consists of a student center containing a campus post office, convenience store, student grille, kitchen areas, lounge and recreation room with all of the amenities. New air handling systems were installed to provide adequate cooling and ventilation. Chilled water for cooling and steam for heating were extensions of the existing campus distribution system. Lighting and lighting controls were selected to enhance the many different functions housed in this versatile student facility.