Remodel and expand facilities to provide a campus that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional and provides a state-of-the-art physical plant in which to live and learn.
Acquisition of Highland Hall
PSU acquired a building adjacent to the core of the campus (and traded with Speare Memorial Hospital for space adjacent to it). This new location allowed the College of Graduate Studies to expand into quality space nearer to central campus. It also will serve as home to the Information Technology Services staff. This location will also accommodate a second data center to provide critical back up network and server services in the event that the primary data center is not fully operational.
Expansion of Graduate Studies Space in Concord
The College of Graduate Studies has had a solid track record of growth over the last several years. To better serve graduate students, many of whom are working professionals from throughout New Hampshire and beyond, the college expanded its existing space at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord to offer more classes at convenient times for students. The space is beautiful and created in partnership with state educational associations.
Acquisition of 34 Highland Street
The former Methodist church was acquired when its congregation built a new home on Fairgrounds Road. The Space Committee determined that the space should be devoted to art, and a committee is working with an architect to design the space for the Karl Drerup Art Gallery, with a permanent Drerup exhibition area, and the Museum of the White Mountains (part of White Mountains Institute).
Renovated Mary Lyon and Grafton Residence Halls
Mary Lyon was a total renovation that brought together environmental sustainability and historic preservation. This renovation received an Award of Merit for Historical Preservation through the NH/VT chapter Associated Builders and Contractors. Grafton Hall renovations included new bathrooms, heating system, energy efficient lighting, and a new roof.
Upgraded Other Academic Spaces
In Hyde Hall, PSU renovated classrooms and lab space and, for Rounds Hall, thoroughly replaced windows and replaced an asphalt roof with more durable and beautiful slate.