Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 3, Page 5
Spring 1994
Works of Progress
Parking garage first step to new student center

     The groundbreaking this June for a 600-car parking garage is the
first step toward the University's new $27 million student center. The
garage is expected to be completed by April 1995. Construction work on
the new student center, set to begin in the fall of 1994, will be
completed in the spring of 1996.
     The new student center and its parking garage will be located in
an area bounded by West Main Street, West Delaware and South College
avenues. The center will include a two-story atrium walkway, and the
original portion of Daugherty Hall, formerly a 19th-century church,
will be restored and incorporated into the center as a lounge and
special event space.
     The new center will include a food court, theatre, lounges, an
annex to the bookstore, quick copy and mail services,  a multipurpose
room and other meeting rooms and offices. Architects are Venturi,
Scott Brown & Associates of Philadelphia, whose campus projects
include The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College,
Memorial Hall at Harvard University, the faculty club at Pennsylvania
State University and numerous buildings at Princeton University.
     Funding for the project will be provided by a bond issue, gifts
and institutional funds. Bonds will be repaid through a combination of
student center fees and revenues from Dining Services, parking and the