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Winter 2003
Volume 40, No. 2

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Sarah Dolinar

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Something Old, Something New

Construction and renovation projects are a constant at Pomona. Here’s a pictorial review of a couple of recently completed renovations and some ongoing projects.

If, as some say, the greatest sign of vitality on a college campus is the sound of jackhammers and the sight of construction fencing, Pomona has been practically bursting with vitality for the last few years.

As part of an ongoing series of renovations of older classroom buildings and residence halls on campus, Pearsons Hall, built in 1898, underwent a complete renovation last year, inside and out, including the addition of new stair towers at each end, as well as an elevator and improved handicapped access, major seismic upgrades, new utilities and new finishings and furniture throughout, at a cost of about $6.5 million. At the same time, the kitchen and food service areas of Frary Dining Hall, built in 1929, were totally revamped. Clark V, also built in 1929, underwent a thorough renovation, including important seismic improvements and new utilities.

As those projects came to a close at the end of summer, other projects were just gearing up. Crookshank Hall, next in line as the renovation process works its way around the Academic Quad, was gutted and is in the process of being rebuilt from the inside out, including seismic upgrades, new utilities infrastructure and the addition of an elevator.

And on the footprint of the old Thille Building, the newly named Richard C. Seaver Biology Building—a three-story, 46,000 square foot, state-of-the-art laboratory facility—has begun to rise out of the ground, due for completion in December 2004.

  The newly renovated Pearsons Hall shining like a jewel in the early dawn.
  A renovated seminar room inside Pearsons.
  One of the two new added stairwells in Pearsons.
  Frary’s newly revamped kitchen.
  Crookshank Hall, wrapped in scaffolding.
  The construction site of the new Richard C. Seaver Biology Building

Photos by Gene Sasse and Mark Wood

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