Schaefer was the structural engineer for the updates made to Grace College’s Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex. The existing three-story building, home of the Department of Science + Mathematics, was renovated, including the lobby that now connects it to an addition. The new space stands two-stories and was constructed with steel framing, cold-formed steel wall framing, brick veneer + aluminum curtainwall. It includes classrooms, laboratories + study spaces. The overall facility is meant to encourage collaboration between students + staff members.
The team also designed the necessary support for a steel platform holding a large air handling unit + 30 ft tall antenna tower placed on the existing building’s roof.