Mackinac Hall and Manitou Hall, constructed with ribbed concrete walls, bronze glass, and porcelain panels, and named after islands in northern Michigan, form a natural outdoor court with the adjacent Commons building. Like the Lake Group of buildings, they date back to the early years of Grand Valley.
One of Grand Valley's main academic buildings, Mackinac Hall is home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The building has an English composition computer lab, two general-purpose computer labs, an information technology lab, and a computer lab dedicated to the learning of foreign language. An 83,000 square foot addition was completed in 2008 and is designated for LEED certification. Like all new construction at Grand Valley, the 83,000 square foot addition completed in August 2008 was designed to be LEED Certified.
Mackinac Hall – Completed in 2008 this 83,000 square feet addition to Mackinaw Hall was designed and constructed to meet LEED Certification. Similar to other LEED Certified buildings on campus this building has low-flow plumbing fixtures, optimizes energy use, and makes use of no/low VOC materials and forest certified wood. One of the most stunning sustainable features of this Mackinaw Hall addition is the green roof which is visible from the upper floors. Considerable effort was also placed on controlling storm-water management.
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