Building was booming on campus this summer

Stephen Feyer


The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics is taking shape on the south side of campus. This shot, taken from the roof of Scully Hall, shows the beginnings of the curved glass wall that will overlook Pardee Field.


Princeton NJ -- Students and faculty arriving back at school this fall have noticed some major changes around campus.

Many buildings have begun undergoing renovations, and a few new ones are being built. Many of last year's projects now have been completed, including: the new Friend Center for Engineering Education, which contains the engineering library, 19 classrooms and a distance learning classroom; the rehabilitated Little Hall dormitory; Bobst Hall, which houses the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; and the renovated New South, which provides a home for many administrative offices.

Below is a brief guide to ongoing campus construction projects. The University facilities department maintains a detailed, interactive map that explains current construction projects of every size. The map is located on the Web at <map>.

185 Nassau St.

With site preparation work begun this summer, 185 Nassau St. is undergoing the next phase of remodeling: the addition of studio and lab space in the basement and attic of the performing arts home. An elevator also is being added to the building, which is open during construction. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2002.

Berlind Theater

Ground officially was broken this month for an addition to the south side of McCarter Theatre. The new Berlind Theatre will be used jointly by McCarter Theatre and the University's Program in Theater and Dance. The space will contain a 350-seat auditorium, two rehearsal halls and support facilities. It is scheduled to be ready by the winter of 2002-03.

University Chapel

Princeton's Chapel is still being scrubbed clean, as workers repoint and repair stonework and restore stained glass windows. The scaffolding will stay up until the scheduled end date of January 2002.

Dod Hall

Dod Hall is the fourth building to undergo renovations as part of the Dormitory Rehabilitation Program. Dod will be closed for the 2001-02 school year while mechanical, electrical and utility systems are replaced, new windows are installed, the roof is replaced, masonry is repaired, and program and bedroom space are added to the basement and attic, respectively. The dorm will be reopened for the 2002-03 school year.

East Pyne/Chancellor Green

East Pyne and Chancellor Green are closed for two years as part of a major upgrade in campus facilities for the humanities. The sweeping project will bring together East Pyne, Chancellor Green, the Joseph Henry House and a new building east of the Henry House as a single complex housing many of the departments and programs associated with the humanities. Plans call for improved teaching and support facilities, including a new language lab in East Pyne and a general periodicals room and café in Chancellor Green. Departments located in East Pyne have been temporarily moved to various locations across campus. The entire project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2003.

Green Hall

The Green Hall project is providing expanded space for the psychology department. Renovations will add office space on the second and third floors and overhaul lab and animal holding areas. The project is slated for completion in fall 2002.

Guyot Hall

The overhaul of Guyot Hall is nearly complete, with offices for the geology department and the Princeton Environmental Institute replacing the natural history museum. New labs for the ecology and evolutionary biology department and an elevator also are being added as part of the project, which is expected to be finished this month.

Lewis-Sigler Institute

On the south side of campus, workers are busy erecting the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, scheduled for completion in October 2002. The building is being constructed on the north side of Pardee Field and is visible from Washington Road. The 90,000-square-foot structure will contain state-of-the-art laboratories, a lecture theater, meeting rooms and offices centered around a two-story, glass-walled atrium.

Nassau Hall grounds

Workers are continuing to improve the grounds in front of Nassau Hall, widening walkways and adding new drainage to eliminate past problems with water buildup. The ground has been reseeded, and phase one of the project will be completed in time for the installation of President Tilghman on Sept. 28.

Robertson Hall

Work continues on the home of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where a new Washington Road entry and additional basement classrooms are being added. The renovation also includes modernization of the building's elevators, waterproofing and modifications to existing basement lecture halls. Construction is expected to be completed during the summer of 2002.


September 24, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 3
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Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Steven Schultz
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