Renovation of Morrison Hall Second and Third Floors for The Irsay Family Research Institute

IU Bloomington
Completion date
November 2022
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VPS Architecture
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Project description

This project will renovate approximately 17,415 gross square feet of space on the second and third floors of Sarah Parke Morrison Hall. The renovated space will house the newly-created Irsay Family Research Institute, and include administrative and research project offices, conference rooms, hoteling spaces, and a data center with related support areas. The data center will be constructed to meet federal physical and data security standards for housing a Federal Statistical Research Data Center, which was awarded to IU Bloomington by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data center will provide secure access to federal census data and protected data from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics. In addition, other databases will be held and curated for any researcher partners, including IU School of Medicine and State research partners. Mechanical systems upgrades, including new air handling units to provide fresh air, as well as improvements to electrical, plumbing, restrooms, fire alarm, and data infrastructure will be included in the project. Upgrades to finishes and lighting will also occur in response to infrastructure improvements.