The new East Campus building looks almost complete on the outside! Masonry wraps almost the entire north façade of the building. New art rooms begin to have cabinets installed, and the new classroom wing has ceilings, light fixtures, and walls going up.
A balcony-level concrete slab overlooks the grand Theater. Scaffolding inside of the theater is up, ready for the curved ceiling of the space to be installed. The unique staircase facing the French Family Center begins to take shape.
In the month of April, the brick and stone walls on the outside of the Haggar Center expansion are complete! The façade of Cass Hall is being prepped for its upgrade, and the final interior walls for the expansion are completed. The interior renovations will begin in the summer, after graduation, so students will return in Fall 2021 to a newly renovated Fox Dining Hall.
The main entry breezeway that will connect the French Family Center and the new East Campus building is beginning to take shape. The theater is seeing a lot of progress: entry is more visible, stairs and floors are installed, and the elegant curves of the balcony and lobby begin to show. New classrooms are almost fully framed. Collaboration spaces are beginning to develop. A future with students bustling, learning, and enjoying these spaces is more easily visualized!
The masonry work on the outside of Haggar Center is complete! Soon, the façade of Cass Hall will be demolished, and a new one will be built in its place to better tie together the new construction with the historical brick and windows. The windows for the upper level dining expansion, as well as the interior framing, is almost finished. The interior will see more renovation as summer approaches.
The outside of the New East Campus Building is progressing quickly with the installation of grand cast stone pieces, brick, burnished block, and storefront windows on the curved exterior facing Walnut Hill.
Inside, the Theater's stage, lower level seating, and balcony structure are fully installed.
The New East Campus Building has almost 200 construction workers on site every day, bustling with activity and continuously creating lots of exciting new architectural elements to see.
Red brick and burnished block continues to be installed, blending the aesthetic of the new expansion with the historical façade of the existing campus.
Storefront windows installed on both levels of the Dining and Office expansion, and interior walls are moving quickly in construction, already approaching completion.
In the North Classroom Wing, we begin to see playfully curved interior walls and framing, classrooms taking shape, and new brick and burnished block on the exterior. The Music Room Suite, Drama Spaces, and Dressing Rooms are connected by an open air breezeway erected in steel, creating the link between the North and South portions of the New East Campus.
The Theater Stage steel takes shape! This is the tallest structural steel installed on the project yet, showing off the grand performance space that the Theater will create for students, faculty, and visiting patrons alike.