100 SOUTH STATE AVENUE - DICKINSON, ND 58601
Murphy Hall was built in 1963 when enrollment at Dickinson State University was 912 students. It housed laboratories for Chemistry, Biology, and Physics with two classrooms for Mathematics.
During the programming phase of this project, it was found that the existing building of 26,592 square feet did not meet the needs of the institution. After reviewing courses that are taught in this building, number of sessions, past enrollment, and courses that need to be added to the curriculum, a program of space requirements was developed. The program shows a need of an additional 32,010 square feet to bring the building to a total of 58,602 square feet.
Due to the presence of asbestos in the existing building, the project was completed in two phases. Phase I included the construction of the addition while the existing building was still occupied, maintaining egress throughout the construction. Phase II involved relocating operations from the existing building into the addition while the asbestos was removed and the structure was remodeled.
© 2016 Hulsing & Associates Architects, P.C.