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August 20, 2019
HED has been selected as the designer for the new Michigan Technological University H-STEM Engineering & Health Technologies Complex
HED is excited to partner with Michigan Technological University (MTU) to create a new H-STEM Engineering & Health Technologies Complex, which will house MTU’s integrated educational programs that apply engineering and science to issues related to human health. The complex will co-locate multiple departments including Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Kinesiology/Integrated Physiology to work together in shared collaborative space to advance learning, develop new technologies and prepare a technologically skilled future workforce. One of the leading STEM Universities in the Midwest, the new H-STEM Complex will allow MTU’s scientists and engineers to make new discoveries through research, by supporting workforce and economic development in the state of Michigan and strengthening the University’s role as a leader in STEM education and innovation. The project will also look to advance MTU’s sustainability goals to create environments focused on the health of building occupants and efficient use of energy and resources.

HED is inspired by MTU’s vision for the H-STEM project and its proposed plan to reimagine its existing facilities to create new state-of-the-art instructional and research spaces to support team-based learning and encourage interdisciplinary relationships. HED brings significant higher education, STEM and laboratory programming and planning experience to this project and will provide architectural design, lab planning, MEPFP engineering and landscape architectural design services for the project, on MTU’s campus overlooking Portage Lake in Houghton, Michigan. As part of this effort, HED will support MTU in securing State of Michigan approval at each project milestone.

The H-STEM Complex will be designed to support the University’s mission - to create solutions for society’s challenges by delivering action-based undergraduate and graduate education, discovering new knowledge through research, and launching new technologies through innovation.

The project is targeting completion by fall, 2023.
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