With a goal to welcome students in the fall for in-person learning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university needed more space for physical distancing. To reduce student density, this extra classroom space was essential.
HOW SPRUNG DELIVERED
Students and faculty were able to return to campus for in-person fall courses thanks to Sprung’s four 50’ x 75’
classroom structures built on newly laid concrete foundations. The spacious classrooms, completed three months from order, feature air conditioning and heating systems, automatic doors, movable furniture, power outlets and audiovisual technology. On evenings and weekends, the structures are used as study and group collaboration areas.
Sprung also provided five open-sided structures, each 40’ x 60’, which are strategically located around campus for outdoor events. All of the Sprung structures at Rice University will remain on campus for five or more years, serving as flexible spaces to meet evolving needs.