Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hoff Academic Quad photo update, 5/9/09, Part II

Part two of this construction tour of Xavier University's $115 million James E. Hoff Academic Quadrangle shows the new Learning Commons on the northwest corner of Dana Avenue and Ledgewood Drive and the new central utility plant on the southwest corner of Dana and Woodburn avenues, both scheduled to open in 2010.

Part of a new 9.5-acre campus entrance that also includes a new building for the Williams College of Business, the five-story, 84,000 Learning Commons will house the university's Information Resource Center, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Center for Student Excellence, Honors Seminar, the Center for Community Engaged Learning, and the Pedagogical Institute for Jesuit Education.

Open 24/7 for students, faculty and staff, the building will also include a 200-seat auditorium, offices, classrooms, and informal meeting spaces.

At approximately 30,000 square feet, the central utility plant will deliver more efficient and environmentally-friendly power to the campus.

All buildings in the Hoff Academic Quad are being constructed to LEED Silver standards.

There are 26 photos in this slideshow.

Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott are the project architects, and Messer Construction Co. is the construction contractor.

A second phase of the project, renovations to McDonald Library, Alter Hall and Schott Hall, will begin in 2010 and be completed in 2012.

There are 26 photos in this slideshow.

Hover over the slideshow to bring up the controls. You may stop the slideshow by clicking on the square "stop" button, allowing you to scroll through the photos at your own leisure. To get a better view, click on each image to enlarge to 640 x 480. Photos will open in a new browser window.

Previous reading on BC:
Hoff Academic Quad photo update, 5/9/09, Part I (5/19/09)
Work progressing at Xavier's Hoff site (12/16/08)
Xavier moving forward with Hoff, Xavier Square (3/19/08)