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Construction Update

Construction Update

By Madeline Thompson

Studio Art Building

Work on the Horvitz Center for the Visual Arts is progressing on schedule, according to Director of Facilities Planning Tom Lepley. Workers have installed the roof, all windows and temporary heating so that interior construction can continue during the winter. All mechanical systems are in place, and furniture and equipment are scheduled to be moved in during June 2012. If construction moves forward as planned, the building should be open for professors in July.

North Campus Housing

The College opened North Campus Apartment units 3 and 4 to students two weeks ago, and is addressing issues such as hot water and electricity as they arise. Because these buildings are new, problems are not unusual, according to Chief Business Officer Mark Kohlman. Units 5 and 7 are closed for interior work during the winter, but are on schedule. Both will be available for the fall semester. Construction on 13 new units will begin in the spring. The College will tear down the Bexley Apartments at the end of this semester after students move out and the Wilson Apartments will be torn down in 2013, with more North Campus-style units will take their place.

Gund Gallery

The Gund Gallery is up and running, and the maintenance department has just completed training on the mechanical systems. The College has not identified any design problems so far but will continue to monitor everything , according to Lepley.

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