Recognized as one of the nation’s leading research academies, Lehigh University has dedicated itself to transforming education by establishing a model that encourages students to explore their creativity. Home to over 7,000 undergraduates, the university aims to grow and diversify student enrollment, build new research facilities, and modernize some historic buildings.
The C2 Mixing Box is constructed within the walls of an inoperative building located within the former Bethlehem Steel industrial complex. In a prime example of adaptive reuse, the building’s interior concept makes use of one of the existing C2 building’s 80-foot by 240-foot high-bay areas. This new Makerspace (collaborative workspace) facilitates learning, exploration, and the sharing of interests and ideas.
The C2 Mixing Box’s front elevation features two-story diagonal braces fitted with CAST CONNEX® Universal Pin Connectors TM, which simultaneously maintain the industrial atmosphere while emphasizing the modernization of the space.
Owner: Lehigh University
Architect & Structural Engineer: EYP Architecture & Engineering
Construction Manager: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Steel Fabricator & Erector: Levan Associates, Inc.