Baldwin Hall will be offline for the 2016-17 academic year while the nearly 80-year-old building receives some much-needed updates.
Major needs to be addressed include: replacement of obsolete heating and air-conditioning systems; fire alarm and sprinklers; classroom updates; remodeled restrooms to meet ADA requirements; and installation of energy-efficient lighting.
Built in 1937 with an addition in 1958, Baldwin is a major academic building housing 23 classrooms and 80 faculty and support offices. For the coming year all offices have been relocated to various buildings. Events that typically take place in Baldwin Hall Auditorium will also be relocated for the 2016-17 school year.
Funding for the $14.5 million project comes in the form of $9.2 million in bonding from the state, with the University contributing an additional $5.3 million of its own.