Macalester College recognized the need to have a destination for students to collaborate and congregate on campus and decided to renovate their 10,000 SF DeWitt Wallace Library into a place for all students to work alone or together thought the day.
Partnering with HGA Architects and Engineers, General Office Products was brought on board in the very beginning as the project timeline was on an accelerated schedule. GOP’s collaborative approach while providing clear communication through the process only increased the efficiency and the success of the project from all parties’ point of view.
Understanding the project goals and sharing the same vision of the space allowed for a clear direction through the entire endeavor. Through multiple user workshops and organizing furniture demonstrations, the furniture settings provided remained flexible and on point with the design leading to a very highly used campus hub.
“THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CLIENT’S NEEDS AND APPROACH TO THIS UNIQUE PROJECT GREATLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS EXCITING NEW SPACE ON CAMPUS!”
– Dani Peterson (HGA Architects and Engineers)