GALLAUDET CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UPDATE
HALL MEMORIAL BUILDING RENOVATIONS
The first phase, which includes interior renovation of science labs and support spaces on the fourth floor north wing of HMB, began Monday February 9 and will be completed for tenants to begin moving in on July 27th. This next phase, which includes a new pedestrian link between the fourth floor north and south wings of the building, should be ready for occupancy during October in the Fall 2015 semester.
The second phase of work, encompassing interior renovation of the fourth floor south wing, began construction on Monday, March 23 and will be completed by July 20th. The final phase of work, focused on the science lab spaces on the third floor and a new open stairway linking the third and fourth floors, is scheduled to begin July 30th and be completed by December 12th. Final move-in to these spaces will take place in time for full occupancy by the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester.
NEW MSSD STUDENT RESIDENCE HALL
The construction of the new Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) student residence hall is underway. This approximately 70,000 square foot, 158 student-bed facility will be on the site of the previous Residence Hall "B" (RHB) building, located northeast of the MSSD school building.
The three-story building will provide shared common areas on the first floor. The upper two floors will be configured as two L-shaped wings that provide distinctly separate space for boys and girls. The project is scheduled for student occupancy in the fall of 2016.
A formal groundbreaking ceremony for the new residence hall on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 included the entire student body, SBG President Greta Wolcott, former Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), and Laurel Nishi from the Dept. of Education in attendance. Board of Trustees Nancy Kelly-Jones and Jim Macfadden also joined President Hurwitz and Ed Bosso, Clerc Center Vice President, in sharing remarks about the future of MSSD.
ATHLETIC FIELDS AND EAST CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS
The next phase of improvements to the east campus area will include landscape improvements centered around a new concrete walkway linking the West Virginia gate with the baseball field and Benson Circle. The first phase, consisting of the concrete walkway, is planned to begin at the end of August. The Office of Design and Construction welcomes any questions or comments regarding improvements to campus facilities.