Case Western Reserve University Tomlinson Hall Renovations

Project Owner's name and address:

Board of Trustees

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio


Completion:         Cost:

2011                        $5,000,000



Irie Kynyk Goss Architects provided planning, architectural and engineering services for a multi-phase comprehensive renovation and modernization of an historic building on the University's Case Quad. The Walker and Weeks building was originally the Student Union, but now houses various academic, administrative, and alumni departments, along with foodservice operations and a small memorial library. The initial phase of demolition and remodeling was followed by a search for new departmental tenants and their subsequent renovations. The project is the first renovation to occur under a campus policy that mandates all new construction and major renovations be certified Silver or better under LEED. Highlights include a 95% construction waste diversion rate, a 26% reduction in energy use, a 40%reduction in water use, and a building materials re-use rate of 80%. Tomlinson Hall was honored by the local USGBC Chapter as "Greenest University Circle Building" in December of 2011.