Ryan hall was the first building in UND's Aerospace Park, a multi-disciplinary mini-campus for aviation-related research, teaching, training and conferences.
UND Ryan Hall University of North Dakota
Ryan Hall-Aerospace Training Research Center (ATRC) originally housed both a facility for Northwest Airline’s pilot training and UND's student pilot training and research center. Both user groups were distinguished by exceptionally high tech programmatic requirements. The pilot training area includes four full flight simulator bays, adjoining simulator computer rooms, and flight and ground training classrooms. The University facility includes cockpit procedure training rooms, air traffic controller simulator areas, advanced technology classrooms, research and development center, and a complete media/video production studio. The building also boasts a Distance Learning Center to accommodate on-site and off-site video instruction via satellite and fiber optics connections.
The new two-story design gives each user group a distinct wing, joined at the center by shared spaces. The main floor houses teaching, research, and training areas. On the second floor, two administrative wings flank the central 5,000 square foot two-story flight training room and a two-story shared atrium capped by a space frame skylight system spanning sixty feet. This project was completed by Schoen Associates prior to merging with JLG.
Extensive use of computer access flooring and cableways throughout the ceiling facilitates the comprehensive data and communications requirements of both groups without affecting the HVAC system.