The four-story addition to the Student Center — phase II of a $44.8 million renovation and expansion — takes shape with windows and exterior framing as it nears fall 2005 completion. The expansion will add 86,000 square feet of new space wholly dedicated to student activities and services. It will also provide a permanent home for facilities that have been temporarily displaced by the construction — a 150-seat cinema and a game room double the size of its predecessor — and add a nonalcoholic student entertainment hub.
The new building will have a separate entrance on 13th Street, just below Montgomery Avenue, and will also be connected to the original Student Center on the first and second floors.
“With so many more students living on or near campus who are active in student organizations and want an enhanced campus experience, the Student Center addition is so necessary,” Vice President for Student Affairs Theresa Powell said. "This will give our students many more places to gather."
For an overview of campus construction projects planned and under way, including the historic 1800 block of Liacouras Walk, the Bell Building Technology Center and the Ambler College Learning Center, go to www.temple.edu/temple_times/1-20-05/construction.html. For facilities updates, details and images, go to www.temple.edu/facilities/frame1.htm.