- WSU Medical School Commons
The WSU Mazurek Medical Education Commons was a reconstruction of the Shiffman Medical Library transforming the existing building into a three building state of the art library / classroom facility. The new facility consists of the reconstructed Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library, student computing laboratories, examination and study areas, simulation labs, as well as a large multi-purpose auditorium with an enclosed connector to the Gordon H. Scott Hall of Basic Medical Sciences Building.Acoustic Ceiling and Partition’s exceptional level of service, experience and ingenuity helped Wayne State University and Walbridge transform an existing library into a newly constructed state of the art learning facility.
The WSU Mazurek Medical Education Commons was designed with an exterior travertine stone cladding and metal panel system supported by a complex cold formed metal framing system that continued thru the interior of the building highlighting the main entry and study area. Acoustic Ceiling and Partition, the stone mason, Walbridge and several engineers worked hand and hand in the design, pre-planning and sequence of the exterior façade and framing system creating a plan of action before the first travertine stone was ordered. The coordination process did not stop at the exterior. Once inside many time sensitive items, including the exterior and interior louvers, custom three story beech paneling and travertine stone cladding required close coordination between all trades that was instrumental in the construction of the sixty foot high clerestory study area and conference room. It was the coordination, organization and support of the project team that provided Wayne State University an exceptional building incorporating intricate detail, elaborate materials and outstanding workmanship within the requirements of a very aggressive construction schedule.