Honors college to vacate Chapman Hall this summer ahead of renovation

The Robert D. Clark Honors College will vacate Chapman Hall this summer in preparation for interior remodeling of the building, according to Around the O.

During remodeling, which is estimated to last until December 2017, the honors college will relocate to McArthur Court.

The University of Oregon cites the lack of an interior stairwell as reason to proceed with the Chapman Hall renovations. In addition, the university said that the classroom sizes are inadequate for small, discussion based settings.

In the meantime, McArthur Court will be retrofitted to allow for classrooms, a library, a computer lab, study areas and other accommodations that replicate the current facilities at Chapman Hall, according to the report.

Funded by friends and parents of the college, alumni and an Oregon Legislator-approved bond measure, the budget for the project is estimated at $10.5 million. Fortis Construction, a general firm that also worked on Straub Hall, will collaborate with architecture firm Hennebery Eddy to work on the project.

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