C&F renovation enters final phase

The Current, Fall 2003

Photo: Renovation is expected to be completed by fall 2004.


The second and final phase of the renovation of the Commerce and Finance Building began right on schedule, with environmental abatement completed this past July and demolition commencing on September 29, 2003.

This phase of renovation involves a complete overhaul of the building’s interior. In addition to new classrooms and faculty, administration and staff offices, this phase will include new alumni and college board rooms, a new student welcoming center, and a new student study center.

The renovation will also include two technology-enhanced classrooms, as well as two global learning centers featuring state-of-the-art audio, video and computer technologies. The renovation also includes an elevator and a new entrance equipped with handicap ramps.

Phase two also involves redecoration. A terracotta, cream and charcoal gray color scheme was developed with the architects, TMP Associates, Inc., to give the new interior a cohesive look and friendly atmosphere.

Phase one of the building restoration was completed in October 2000 and involved window replacement, roof repairs, and the cleaning and repair of the building’s exterior sand stone veneer.

The restoration is on track for completion in August 2004. Faculty and staff have settled into their temporary offices in Lansing-Reilly Hall, where they will remain for the duration of the work.

“In the fall of 2004, our students will return to a brand new, totally modern environment,” says Dean Bahman Mirshab. With the newly renovated building, “the College will continue to provide quality business education based on ethics attuned to the times.”

For more pictures of the renovation, visit the CBA web site and click on the link under Phase II renovation.