Norwich University will begin bicentennial renovations and construction in the next few weeks, bringing noticeable changes to the campus, upgrades to dorm and classroom buildings, and some upheaval to classroom schedules.
The renovations, which are expected to be finished by fall 2019, will affect both faculty and students, who will have to adapt to temporary classroom and office space until construction is finished on campus.
The university budget for the renovations and construction has been estimated at $59 million and is coming from donations as part of a major fundraising campaign tied to the bicentennial.
“We have several projects that are going to be on their way very soon,” said David Magida, chief administrative officer at Norwich.
As part of a normal process of renovating dormitories. Patterson Hall will be renovated this summer, which will start the day after commencement, said David Magida, chief administrative officer.
Besides beginning the renovations on Patterson on the south end of the quad, Norwich will also begin the process of constructing a new building called Mack Hall starting this April, which is part of the major renovations planned for the Webb/Dewey/Ainsworth buildings. The Mack Project will be located behind Webb on the north side.
Magida said the busy summer will also include starting the renovations of Ainsworth, which houses the College of Liberal Arts faculty. As with the entire package of planned renovations, the goal is to bring buildings up to speed in terms of teaching/learning styles and to address critical maintenance items on campus. [Read more…]