With the approval in principle of the updated master campus facilities plan in October of 2012, the College is undertaking the planning and design of a new Student Center. One of several critical needs identified in the 2011 Strategic Plan, the Trustees identified a new Student Center as the project with the highest priority, authorizing the administration to begin the process of detailed planning and concept design. The planning and design process will further define the functions, spaces and occupants for this facility and generate visual tools, including renderings and computer models. These deliverables will be used to assist with fund raising activities which are underway.
Under the current schedule, detailed design is scheduled to begin in May of 2014, and assuming funding is secured, construction will begin following graduation in 2015 and should be completed in 18-24 months.
A Building Committee has been established to serve as a link between the Architects, Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas of Norfolk and the Hampden-Sydney community. WM Jordon of Richmond will provide pricing and constructability support during the programming and concept design phase.
The College is seeking broad participation from the student body and other stakeholders during the critical planning and concept stages and will host a number of open forums and focus groups throughout the process. For questions and additional information, please contact Glenn Culley, Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance, or KC Ramsay, Student Center Project Representative.