The pendant lights in the high-bay of the Hinman Building's laboratory space are designed to be retractable. However, motors for the system were cut due to budgetary constraints. They may be installed at a later date.
The design team repurposed an existing historic crane in the high-bay area of the Hinman Building so that it now hangs a mezzanine that expanded the building's usable space by 1,500 square feet.
The existing building, from 1939, included a leaky masonry shell and inefficient window glazing, both of which were remedied in the renovation.