University of Kansas GSP Dorm

Higher Education Case Study
The University of Kansas has selected McCownGordon for the completion of multiple housing renovations. The GSP Dorm Renovation included expansive MEP upgrades, tenant improvement, new lighting and new elevators. The team also completely renovated the bathrooms providing additional facilities for the students.

Client

The University of Kansas

Processes

Building Information Modeling
Safety
Preconstruction
Collaborative Delivery

City

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas GSP Dorm

Since opening in 1955, GSP Residence Hall has largely stood untouched, without any major upgrades. The University of Kansas chose McCownGordon through a qualifications-based selection process to lead the extensive renovation bringing the hall into the 21st century.

The team completely demolished the existing interior making way for the brand new infrastructure throughout. Construction included expansive MEP upgrades, tenant improvement, new lighting and new elevators. The team also completely renovated the bathrooms providing additional facilities for the students.

University of Kansas GSP Dorm stairs
University of Kansas GSP Dorm front lobby

Another significant upgrade was converting the existing kitchen and dining facility to modern day standards. The facility services both the GSP and Corbin residence halls and received a complete overhaul to serve the campus. With significant daily traffic, serving more than 500 people per meal, the kitchen and dining areas underwent significant demolition and build back with replacement of all equipment, storage areas, preparation and serve areas, lines and layout of the overall facility.

HTK Architects, McCownGordon, University of Kansas, GSP Dorm, Lawrence, KS
HTK Architects, McCownGordon, University of Kansas, GSP Dorm, Lawrence, KS
University of Kansas GSP Dorm
HTK Architects, McCownGordon, University of Kansas, GSP Dorm, Lawrence, KS