GVSU Cook Devos Center

Grand Rapids, Michigan



 GVSU is using this state of the art facility to teach the next generation of health professionals serve in the medical field.  There are two levels of parking below five stories of laboratory, classroom, office, student study, auditorium and conference space.

The building is comprised of five floors housing 24 classrooms and seminar rooms, 30 teaching and research labs, 200 faculty offices, 18 conference rooms, a 150-seat auditorium with the latest electronic features, a food-service area, and library.  A sixth floor contains the ventilation, heating, and cooling systems for the building. Two levels of parking are located below the academic floors for staff and visitors. Cross-disciplined education is encouraged throughout the student population, and the 15 study/meeting areas and large public gathering spaces were designed to accommodate the changing dynamics of the educational environment. Wireless technology access is provided throughout the facility. Dedicated cubicles are provided for intensive individual studying and on-line research. Casual rooms and lounge-type spaces with comfortable chairs are located throughout the facility for impromptu student gatherings and collaboration.

The building is 265,000 gross SF (162,000 net SF). This building project was completed June 2003, and has received several awards including two Associated Builder & Contractor Awards for Buildings over $30 Million and Interior Finishing over $3 Million, as well as an Outstanding Building Award for Works in Progress in 2002 from the American School & University Architectural Portfolio.


  • Title: Gvsu cook devos center
  • Location: Grand rapids, michigan
  • Postal code: 49503
  • Phase: Complete

Project Identification Number:


Status: Completed


  • healthcare
  • institutional


Design Plus


Exxel Engineering


Pioneer Construction


ABD Engineering & Design


Prein & Newhof


Allied Electric Inc


JDH Engineering

Structural Engineering

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