Northern Michigan University – Career and Engineering Technology

  • area / size 167,000 sqft
  • Completed 2023
  • Neumann/Smith Architecture designed the Career and Engineering Technology building for Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

    The transformation of the Jacobetti Complex resulted in a reduction of the original building by 40,000 square feet and a complete redesign of its interiors.

    Situated slightly set back from the road, the metal, brick, and glass fa├žade provides a captivating entrance to the facility. The primary objective of the interior renovations was to enhance visibility within the building. To achieve this, we strategically incorporated windows into the CNC and welding labs, student collaboration rooms, and a versatile innovation center that accommodates demonstrations.

    In selecting materials and finishes for this project, we sought to pay homage to the raw materials that are integral to the engineering and technology industry. By doing so, we have not only created aesthetically pleasing spaces but also established dedicated study zones, collaboration areas, and learning environments that cater to the unique needs of the students.

    The Neumann/Smith team, comprising of Gene Carroll, John Murphy, Jim Stock, Melissa Armatis, Stephan Karetnik, and Ernesto Whitsitt, and our partners played an integral role in bringing this vision to life.

    Design: Neumann/Smith Architecture
    Construction Manager: Miron Construction
    Structural Engineer: IMEG
    Mechanical Engineer: Peter Basso Associates
    Photography: John D’Angelo