Kreger Hall to become the new home of Physics
UPDATE: On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 six months before the scheduled opening of Kreger Hall, members of the Miami Physics Department had their first meeting in the building. Faculty and staff, together with contractors and architects, toured the building and posed for a group photo in what will be the Ray Lee Edwards Seminar Room. Pictured from left to right are Paul Urayama, Mahmud Khan, Mark Fisher, Lalit Bali, Herbert Jaeger, Jennifer Blue, Mick Pechan, Beverley Taylor, Teresa Kolb, Samir Bali, Jack Williams, Judy Eaton, Burcin Bayram, Rodney Kolb, Emilio Fernandez, and Chuck Springmyer.
The design and layout was developed through a cooperative partnership between the architects, faculty, staff, and student representatives of the Physics Department to identify spatial needs for teaching, research, student interaction, administrative, and common spaces. The plan reworks the interior space of Kreger Hall and adds an addition on the south side of the building facing Spring Street. The addition allows for well-proportioned office spaces with windows, modern disability access, and improved curb appeal. The addition also creates open spaces centrally located near classrooms, offices, and labs to further enhance interaction among faculty, students and staff.
A new classroom design provides the flexibility to incorporate current and future state- of- the- art teaching methods. The proposed research spaces will be a significant upgrade from those in Culler Hall, and will feature common areas to facilitate collaboration.
To learn more about the proposed building layout, view the floor plans with the links below. Please note that these are preliminary drawings. Updated files will be added as we get them.
We hope you are as excited about Kreger Hall becoming the new home to the Physics Department as we are. Very shortly we will be sharing with you how you can help make the future home of our Physics Department come to fruition. If you would like to find out how you can help right now, please contact Evan Lichtenstein in the University Advancement Office at 513-529-1263, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kreger Hall preliminary plans