Grand Valley continually sets new standards for excellence in how our facilities are used to promote academic achievement.
The new P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science opened in August 2015 on the Allendale Campus. With four stories and 151,000-square-feet, the building will help attract and educate talented students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and health professions fields. Of Grand Valley’s 86 undergraduate programs and 36 graduate programs, about 40 of them touch on the STEM and health professions in some way.
The Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons on the Allendale Campus is the intellectual heart of the university and is nationally recognized as a model for 21st century learning. It features a knowledge market with peer experts to provide research, writing, technology, and presentation coaching, as well as capacity for 150,000 books on open shelves and 600,000 library items in an automated retrieval system.
The L. William Seidman Center, a four-story building located along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, is nearly 130,000 square feet and fully houses the Seidman College of Business, as well as numerous business outreach programs. The building enhances the Seidman College of Business’s growing reputation as one of the premier business schools in the country and provides business students convenient access to the thriving Grand Rapids business community.
The GVSU Detroit Center houses classrooms for both the Grand Valley Charter Schools Office and the College of Education. It holds the regional offices for the Small Business and Technology Development Center and serves as a central meeting location for Grand Valley professionals conducting business in southeast Michigan.
The new field station building at Grand Valley’s Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon is significantly bigger than the original and offers space for year-round research, encouraging better science and better solutions to the issues facing our freshwater resources.
New construction and renovations pumped more than $75 million into the local economy in 2015, creating nearly 1,600 trade and construction jobs.
Our commitment to sustainability and the environment is evident in our meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications in all our new construction projects. It’s just one reason why Grand Valley was listed as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.