S. M. Wilson Selected for $31M Renovation and Expansion of University Library and Commons
ST. LOUIS, MO S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected to renovate and expand the University Commons at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. The $31-million, 85,000-square-foot project will focus on renovating and reconfiguring the existing Staley Library and building a large addition to the structure.
The University Commons will feature the Staley Library, a new Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, the WJMU radio station, a New Technologies Studio and the University's Math Center, Writing Center and Media Arts Center. The expanded University Commons will feature space for dining areas including a marketplace food court, a grill/bistro, a cafe and a large, dividable conference/banquet space. Other features will include the Center for International Education, Student Success Center, Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement and spaces for collaboration and student organizations.
The project is scheduled to begin in February 2016 and be completed in time for the start of the Fall 2017 semester. S. M. Wilson will provide pre-construction, construction management and general contracting services for the project. Architect for the project is Hastings + Chivetta.