The University and the State Board of Education agree our building is due for a major renovation. Among 3 reasons for our renovation:
- Fraying exterior structure. The exterior stacked-rock-and-plaster panels that make up the outside surface of our 5-story building are separating from the steel posts to which they are attached, exposing cracks in joints and windows. Deterioration will only continue over time.
- Asbestos. Built nearly a half-century ago (1968), our building used asbestos as insulation, a common practice then. Now we know asbestos, as it ages, can make any repairs or renovations expensive and difficult.
- New technology. Keeping up with new technology is a priority for educator preparation. The new building will expand classroom and lab spaces and encourage more collaboration and incorporate the most effective technologies.