Planning for Jamrich Hall started in 2009 with the goal of "providing an efficient, state-of-the-art facility that improves academic delivery, maximizes building use and reduces overall operational and maintenance costs."
Jamrich Hall officially opened on Aug. 18, 2014 as a replacement to the old Jamrich Hall just across the lawn. This 133,000 square foot state-of-the-art building features a new, 3-story classroom facility with a connector walkway to the NMU Learning Resources Center. Some of the features include:
- One 500-seat lecture hall with a stage (to be used for instruction, movie showing, prominent speakers, etc.)
- Three 80-seat lecture rooms with tiered seating
- 24 active learning classrooms designed to encourage collaborative learning
- 106 administrative offices and support areas
- Three meeting rooms
- Nine teaching assistant suites
- Six informal learning areas in the large corridor areas
Jamrich houses five academic department offices (English, criminal justice, sociology and anthropology, the social work department, and the math and computer science department) and is LEED certified, meaning that it's construction meets the standards of sustainability and energy efficiency set forth by the U.S. Green Building Council.