|The Hall of Honor will be transformed into a more useful space by the time students return for the fall semester in August. (Architectural rendering from BSA LifeStructures)|
|May: The Hall of Honor is deconstructed and fitted |
with studs for new walls. (Photos by Max Tortoriello/Kelley School)
The rattle and hum is concentrated in and around the four-story center section of the undergraduate building that includes the Hall of Honor on the second floor and several faculty and staff offices on the third and fourth floors.
|Pipes are arranged by length awaiting installation in the Hall of Honor.|
Auditorium-style classrooms adjacent to the Hall of Honor are also getting a face lift during this phase of the renovation, including new seating in one of the classrooms and fresh coats of paint in both.
|June: The walls are up and partially painted. Terrazzo flooring|
has been poured but not polished.
|July: Workers begin installing paneled walls and the coffered ceiling.|
The summer work also has included the installation of a new, more efficient HVAC system for the older part of the building. That involved closing Fee Lane to assemble and use a 350-ton crane to lift the boxcar-sized air handlers to the top of Hodge Hall.
While the most visible upgrades will be done by the time fall classes begin, the renovation won't be 100 percent complete until August 2016.