Facilities Expansion Gets the Green Light
by Matt Getty
July 1, 2012
The Kline Center's expansion project will add indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, a new café and a new main entrance that raises the center's prominence on campus. Image courtesy of Cannon Designs.
Dickinson launched the most substantial campus-enhancement effort in its history when the Board of Trustees approved five construction projects on April 21. The projects, which are scheduled to be completed over the next two years, include:
- a new soccer complex (scheduled completion: fall 2012)
- a new interdisciplinary greenhouse (scheduled completion: fall 2012)
- an addition to the Rector Science Complex (scheduled completion: fall 2013)
- an expansion to the Kline Fitness Center (scheduled completion: summer 2014)
- and a new residence hall (scheduled completion: summer 2014).
Expected to cost roughly $46 million, the projects will be funded partly by the second phase of the First in America capital campaign. This phase aims to build on the first phase’s $150 million with an additional $150 million for scholarships, faculty development, the Annual Fund and facilities improvements that support the connections between academic and social life outlined in the college’s Strategic Plan III.
“During the last decade we’ve reached new heights in applications, fundraising and the endowment,” says President William G. Durden ’71. “We’ve earned numerous accolades for our distinctive programs in global education, sustainability and security. Now it’s time to give our students and faculty facilities appropriate to a leading liberal-arts college—facilities that are not decorative and superfluous but functionally aligned with our academic and nonacademic high ambition.”
Read more about Dickinson’s facilities expansion.