In the above photo of the ceiling above the lobby, Facilities Management will remove each one of the little squares and, according to Senior Project Manager Kit Meyer, “a diffuser will be tucked in there, so the air will be coming down and making the space more comfortable.
“This project is definitely going to add to the thermal comfort of people and bring in fresh air, so the building will be much more comfortable when we are done,” she said.
These photos by University Photographer Sanjay Suchak depict work at the beginning of the fall semester. From Facilities Management, Meyer and Henry Hull, historic preservation project coordinator, explained some of the plans and construction work to help chronicle the transformation. (They also talk about the library renovation in a recent video.)
In addition to Facilities Management, Architect for the University Alice Raucher and Brian Hogg, senior historic preservation planner from her office, are working with the architectural firm HBRA and Skanska construction company on this project.