Lake Ontario Hall
Timeless and functional, these buildings make up the core of the academic buildings on the south side of the campus. Lake Michigan Hall, Lake Superior Hall, and Lake Huron Hall feature tall, slender concrete arches and native Michigan fieldstone. They were completed in 1964 while the LEED certified Lake Ontario Hall opened in 2005. The buildings include classrooms, lecture halls, faculty offices, and various university departments.
Lake Ontario Hall's stunning architecture takes advantage of plentiful natural light on its south side and beautiful ravine views to the north. LOH is home to the Barbara H. Padnos International Center, the Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, the office of Dean for the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Writing Center, the Writing Department, Women and Gender Studies, Center for Excellence in Science and Math Education, and Intercultural Area Studies along with classroom, a study area, and computer labs.
Lake Ontario Hall – Completed in 2005 this building achieved LEED Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. As with other green buildings on campus this building has low emitting carpets, paints and sealants, indoor air quality monitoring, and materials with high recycled content. Some additional green features of Lake Ontario Hall include:
- 30% Increase in Energy Performance - This was achieved through the use of computer programmed lighting, heat-reflective roofing material and daylight harvesting energy efficient windows.
- 35% Reduction in Water Consumption – Accomplished through the use of low-flow plumbing fixtures and waterless urinals.
- “Green Housekeeping” Program – This program is part of a campus wide initiative to utilize environmentally friendly cleaning products and strategies.
For more information regarding sustainability at GVSU, click here.
Page last modified December 12, 2012