UW-Eau Claire Central Campus Design

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Ayres was retained to provide conceptual and final design for the central campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from the end of Roosevelt Street to the McIntyre Library and the area between Schofield Hall and Zorn Arena, integrating the overall campus design pattern, the features of adjacent buildings, and the design plans for the new Davies Center and the new Education Center. This project was coordinated and integrated with the adjacent Garfield Avenue conceptual design, the 2012 steam loop extension project, and the Davies Center project.

The objective was a site design that delivered a cohesive central campus with strong circulation routes; improved pedestrian and bike safety; visual links to highlight the architectural features of adjacent buildings; a preliminary design for Centennial Plaza (the campus entry point from Roosevelt Street); and a staging plan considering the construction of the Education Building, demolition of the former Davies Center, and reconstruction of the central campus steam line. The condition of utilities was evaluated for possible improvement, replacement, or relocation during the central campus project.

Project Information

Client's Name

Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Facilities Development


Eau Claire, WI

Primary Service

General Civil / Municipal Engineering

Client Type

Government-State / Federal / Tribal