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Small Hall (Addition/Renovation)

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    Small Hall  A rendering of the renovated building.  Courtesy of Burt Hill
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    Small Hall it stands today.  
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    Small Hall  North exterior of the High Bay addition. The large opening is to load and unload large experiments.  
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    Small Hall  South exterior of the High Bay. The arched openings will be filled with brick and windows.  
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    Small Hall  South side of the existing Library Wing. Ongoing structural repairs.  
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    Small Hall  South exterior of the new lab addition. The concrete skeleton will be completed by the end of October.  
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    Small Hall  Southwest elevation showing the new additions.  
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    Small Hall  Construction of the new CMU walls in the basement.  
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Built in 1964, Small Hall is the home to the Physics department. This building houses major lecture halls, smaller classrooms, instructional laboratories, research laboratories and an observatory on the roof.

This project will be the first renovation of this 1964 facility. Renovation will include structural concerns, replacement of the HVAC, modification of the electrical system, technical, security and safety upgrades, wiring for a computer network, removal of hazardous materials, replacement of compressed air system and improved handicapped accessibility.

  • Cost: $ 16.39-million
  • Fund Source: General Fund and GOB/VCBA
  • Renovation GSF: 65,467
  • Start Date: Fall 2008 (Phase 1 - addition), January 2010 (Phase 2 - renovation)
  • Finish Date: Completed May 2011
  • Design Team: Burt Hill
  • Contractor: W.M. Jordan
  • Progress:   Construction was completed in May and the facility was fully occupied in July.  The entire facilty was open for classes on August 24th.


Building Committee

Mark Brabham, Project Manager
Anna Martin, Vice President, Administration
Bob Dillman, Code Review, Facilities Management
Wayne Boy, Associate Director of Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction
Dave Shepard, Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Joe Martinez, Deputy Director of Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction
Martha Sheets, Senior Planner
Lynda Butler, Vice Dean and Chancellor, School of Law
Carl Strikwerda, Dean, Arts and Sciences
Keith Griffioen, Chair/Professor, Physics
Eric Bradley, Chair/Professor, Applied Science
David Armstrong, Professor, Physics
Bernadette Kulas, Program Manager, Applied Research Center (Assistant to the Vice President)