Trustees give nod to Penn State Brandywine Main Building renovation

May 04, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s Board of Trustees on Friday (May 4) approved final plans for renovation of the Penn State Brandywine Main Building, which was built in 1970, and houses administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, an auditorium and a number of laboratories.

The plan includes an increase in the number of science labs and an upgrade to the building’s aging infrastructure. The plan provides for increased energy efficiency, abatement of hazardous materials and full accessibility. A goal of the renovation also is to reconfigure spaces to better serve the building occupants.

Phase I of the project was completed in April 2010 with the renovation of three administrative office suites and three restrooms. Phase II focuses on the remainder of the building, including the mailroom, the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Records, Bursar and Continuing Education, the student lounge and the creation of a new professional classroom on the first floor; general classrooms on the second floor; and the biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics classrooms and laboratories on the third floor.

The renovation work has been planned in phases to allow the least amount of disruption to academic programs.

The estimated cost of the renovation is $9.5 million, with an expected completion date of August 2013.

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Last Updated May 04, 2012