The $83 million Academic Classroom and Laboratory Complex (ACLC) project will construct a 151,000 square-foot building with a total seating capacity of 2,000 students in 20 adaptable classroom/laboratories, six engaged active student learning (EASL) classrooms, and five lecture halls. The adaptable classroom/laboratories are designed to provide spaces that can operate as either a laboratory or a classroom, as needed, on a semester-to-semester basis. When completed, the ACLC will increase the amount of EASL space on campus by 40 percent and offer the second largest collection of instructional space on campus, second to Haley Center. Upon completion of the new ACLC building, Parker Hall will be demolished.
The $26 million Central Dining Hall project will construct a 48,000 square-foot, 800-seat dining hall with reservable dining/study rooms and retail venue space. The dining/study rooms can be reserved by faculty, staff, or students and are intended to facilitate and continue critical conversations outside the classroom setting. Food stations are dispersed on two levels and offer a variety of dining options from salads and pizza to allergen-sensitive recipes.