The first order of business is finishing the Downer renovation. We are on schedule and expect to have the building finished in May. The Downer construction schedule for April will be the creation of an ADA ramp and entrance to the Hurvis Media Center located on Alton Street. The new elevator will be installed in April and the landscape around the building will be cleaned up. Our IT crew will begin their installation of equipment in May. The film studio, screening room and editing areas are located on the lower level of the building, which will be most easily accessed by the new Alton Street entrance. The first floor will house Admissions and the office for the Pieper chair while the second floor will house ACE (Alumni and Constituency Engagement) on the north side and Career Services on the south.

The move into the building will be a labyrinth of packing, timing and effort. Admissions (Ken Anselment) will be the first move into Downer vacating Wilson House. Admissions must move into the first floor of Downer in June before Alumni Development can move into Wilson House. A brief one-week interim will give Facility Services time to give Wilson House an interior face-lift. The final part of the Landis-Peabody renovation is due to begin July 1, therefore ACE (Mark Breseman) and Alumni Development (Cal Husmann) and their staff must be out of the building by July 1. We will gain 26 beds with the Landis renovation. Career Services (Mary Meany) will be vacating the library’s coveted southeast “wing.” The remaining move will be the film studio area in the lower level. Existing film equipment at 228 North Park and new equipment will be moved into Downer as the equipment becomes available. The lower level will be ready for classes in September.

Summary of new locations:
ACE, Career Services, Admissions, Pieper Chair and Film Studies
Wilson House: Development*
Landis Peabody: Completion of residence hall wing with 26 additional beds.
Mudd library: Additional library space.
*The Development staff currently in Brokaw will remain there. Those include Annual Giving, Research & Operations, and Corporate, Foundation and Sponsored Research Support.