The second goal would be to create a new home for the Department of Mechanical Engineering bringing researchers, students, faculty, and administrative staff into one main location.
In order to achieve these goals, renovation had to be precise due to the limited budget and the need to keep the many research labs active. The 3D plan views to the right show a color coded extent of renovation. While the entire building would receive complete replacement of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure, the circulation and offices shaded in aqua would also receive only cosmetic updates. Research labs shaded in blue would benefit from minor renovation including some slight reconfiguration, while the academic core shown shaded in orange would be completely reconfigured to satisfy the two main goals.