Projects | Retainer Work at College of DuPage
Back in 2014, Bailey Edward finished our first project with the College of DuPage (COD), the renovation of the Naperville Regional Center. Four years later and BE is still active on the COD campus, revitalizing their facilities and enhancing the design and functionality of their buildings. With this ongoing relationship, BE can create a cohesive, distinctive appearance for COD across their many facilities to attract and retain potential students.
Take a look at some of the BE projects on the COD campus:
• The Health and Science Center Cadaver Laboratory underwent a full upgrade to expand the college’s nursing, physical therapy and pre-med student facilities. Integrating state-of-the-art interactive audio and visual components, the new Cadaver Lab allows students hands-on experience with four new cadaver stations.
• Several offices have been upgraded to better accommodate the needs of COD. BE is keeping finishes consistent and reworking the existing spaces to help the College adapt to their changing needs. BE has built out private offices in existing workstations, upgraded and expanded public office entries and created a cohesive feel within the offices.
• The Technical Education Center is an active building housing many different majors, but didn’t have a coffee and snack kiosk available to the students, so BE designed one in a high-traffic common area. The sleek café offers students a place to gather, refresh and re-energize conveniently between classes or while passing through the building. BE harmonized with the original finishes to keep the look cohesive and kept the common area functioning during construction.
BE’s work with the Naperville Regional Center completely transformed the satellite campus, mirroring the image of the main campus and breathing new life into the Regional Center. The engaging and vibrant learning environment was recognized by American School and University, the AIA Prairie Chapter.
BE is happy to foster lasting relationships with clients to see the transformation COD has made since our first project together!