James Madison University Miller Hall
The Miller Hall project includes renovation of 79,800 square feet. Miller Hall was originally built in 1975. To put in the sprinkler system, Nielsen workers had to rip out the inner dome, which contained the old planetarium, and install a new one. JMU decided to add new seats and new carpet also.
Miller Hall is also the new home for the Department of Psychology and Political Science. The interior of this building is being totally remodeled and bears little resemblance to its former design. Some facilities within the building are being developed for Graduate Psychology, Sociology, and the College of Science and Math.
The middle floor of Miller Hall will be the central location for the Department of Psychology. The floor will also include a computer lab, several classrooms and meeting rooms, as well as offices for student organizations and graduate assistants.
The biggest change is the development of newly equipped laboratories for student and faculty research. Specialized laboratories are being developed for many types of research. The labs include a human research suite (25 rooms) and an animal research suite (16 rooms).