Project Timeline


Phase I:  Initial Input and Concept Formation (February-March 2016)

  • Following President Joanne Berger-Sweeney's letter to the campus community, faculty, students, and staff provided the administration with numerous ideas and suggestions for the space through a variety of channels. 
  • In prioritizing needs for the space, we were guided by four key criteria:
  • Value added: ensuring that programming created something new, not just relocated space
  • Cost effective:  providing the most efficient use of existing resources
  • Strategic:  aligning building usage with the College’s working goals and core mission
  • Community enhancing: promoting connections among multiple constituencies
  • Based on the input received and selection criteria, the deans of Academic Affairs in collaboration with Student Affairs proposed to the President’s Cabinet that the building house Neuroscience, an Arts Creativity Corridor, and a more student-focused space.

Phase II:  Programming and Planning (March-May 2016)

Three overlapping programming committees worked closely with architects to best fit programming into the building. Initial designs were generated, and the goal to reach a consensus about the overall design and layout by mid-May was achieved.  Preliminary renderings from the architect were shared with the Trustees at their May 20-21 Board of Trustees meeting.

Phase III:  Detailed Blueprints, Specialized Design, and Construction


Target Date of Project’s Completion:  Summer 2017