With space currently underserving students, this critical project needs to move forward. The entire complex is designed as one project with the ability to construct it in two phases. Phase one will move forward utilizing private gifts and university/college support. Phase two is proposed as being funded with state support.

Phase One: LeBaron Replacement, New Atrium, Connector Renovation

The first phase of the project will replace LeBaron Hall with a 44,000 square-foot building that has three aboveground floors and a full basement. A new atrium will add an additional 6,000 square feet making the new structure 50,000 square feet.

The existing 9,400 square-foot connector will be renovated to match the new aesthetics, improve traffic flow and aid in wayfinding.

  • Cost: Approximately $35.5 million funded through private gifts and university/college support
  • Timeline: Construction is proposed to begin in summer 2023 with the new space opening in the fall of 2025.

Phase Two: South addition, targeted MacKay renovation

The second phase of the project will add a 20,000 square-foot, three-level structure to the new LeBaron Hall. In total, space will increase by 41%.

This phase also includes renovating 5,000 square feet in MacKay hall that will preserve historic architecture while updating the space with modern, accessible student-learning spaces.

  • Cost: Approximately $18.9 million funded through proposed state support
  • Timeline: Based on funding approvals from proposed state support.

Overall Project Facts

  • Total Cost: $54.4 million
  • Total square footage:
  • Total increase in space: