|Imagine sitting in this bay window on the fourth floor of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center |
during the beautiful Indiana fall, looking out over the Arboretum.
I got to put my hard hat on Friday and tour the construction and renovation inside Hodge Hall. It's impressive to see what has been done, and to imagine what it will be like when it's finished.
I can envision students huddled in the conversation areas hashing out details for a case competition, or sitting in one of the bay windows, catching up on course reading.
I see distinguished alumni meeting with the dean in a large meeting room with tall windows and coffered ceilings.
And I see students sitting in a tiered classroom watching a presentation that uses the latest in teaching technology.
It's a bright future.
Put your virtual hard hat on and take the tour with me....
|The construction entry on the first floor of Hodge Hall holds a lot of promise.|
|This used to be the student lounge on the second floor. When construction is complete, it will be |
a hallway to the expansion. A built-in recycling center will be on the left.
|Workers have been framing walls and installing ducts on the third floor of the expansion.|
|These pipes are part of an innovative chilled air system. Kelley will be one of the first to use it.|
|A view of The Bridge connecting Hodge Hall to the Godfrey Center, |
from the third floor of the northwest end of the expansion.
|Those who meet in the large conference room on the fourth floor will get |
a wonderful view of the beautiful IU campus.
|A bay window is adjacent to what will be the large meeting room.|
|This is an open terrace on the southeast side of the fourth floor. |
SPEA can be seen behind the construction on the left.
|This is the view from my desk this week. Not much visibly different, except for a few holes inside and outside |
the footprint, where workers are installing some pipes.
|Reverse view: My desk is on the second floor |
behind the highest shade.