Grand Valley continually sets new standards for excellence in how facilities are used to promote academic achievement.
- A synergistic health campus is taking shape along Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile. Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall is set to open in May 2018. The five-story, 84,000-square-foot building will help meet increasing student interest as well as demand for health care professionals. The new building is just steps to the north of the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, where plans call for the construction of an adjacent building for the growing health campus.
- A 47,000-square-foot addition to the recently dedicated Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts is part of an extensive expansion and renovation project to meet the needs of the university’s growing arts programs. The two-story addition includes the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre as well as more classrooms, music ensemble rooms, and enlarged study space. The improvements complement the existing Louis Armstrong Theatre and the university’s art gallery.
- The P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science opened in August 2015 on the Allendale Campus. With four stories and 151,000 square feet, the building helps attract and educate talented students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and health professions fields. Of Grand Valley’s 88 undergraduate programs and 38 graduate programs, more than 100 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 field station building at Grand Valley’s Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon 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 $83 million into the local economy in 2016, creating nearly 1,700 trade and construction jobs.
- Grand Valley’s commitment to sustainability and the environment is evident in meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications in all new construction projects. It’s just one reason why Grand Valley was named by the Sierra Club as one of the greenest universities in the nation.