Major Projects

Central Campus Classroom Building and the Alexander G. Ruthven Building Renovation

We propose to demolish the 1964 addition to the Ruthven building consisting of approximately 34,000 gross square feet, that does not allow for large active learning-style classrooms, and in its place construct a new building of approximately 100,000 gross square feet for active learning classrooms, including an auditorium that will seat approximately 550 students, with total building classroom capacity in excess of 1,400 students. We propose the renovation and reuse of the 1928 Ruthven building, designed by notable architect Albert Kahn (approximately 135,000 gross square feet), that is well suited to house dry laboratory computational research space, an approximately 200-person capacity multipurpose room, and administrative space to house the university’s central administration that is currently located in the Fleming Administration Building.