Supported by more than $129 million from The Meliora Challenge, the University undertook several building and infrastructure projects during the past decade. Shown here in red on this animated timeline are new buildings and some major facilities projects undertaken since 2005.
The Meliora Challenge campaign raised more than $129 million for new and improved facilities and infrastructure projects.
Those projects include Golisano Children's Hospital, the largest capital project in University history; Raymond F. LeChase Hall, a new home for the Warner School of Education; Ronald Rettner Hallf for Media Arts and Innovation, and Arts, Sciences & Engineering building designed to advance practical skills and theoretical understanding of digital technology; the Saunders Research Building, a hub for clinical and translational research; the Imaging Sciences Building, which houses the William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic; the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex, providing renovated and expanded outdoor athletic facilities; a new facilities program, the Rettner Campus Improvement Fund, the preserve historic architecture while making spaces state-of-the-art; and Wegmans Hall, which will house the University's new Goergen Institute for Data Science in 2017.
- In Rochester Review (September-October 2016): Campaign Tops Fundraising Goal
PHOTO GALLERY: Wegmans Hall, Goergen Institute for Data Science, Hajim Quadrangle dedication ceremonies
As Meliora Weekend ceremonies kicked off, the University celebrated the dedication of the new Wegmans Hall, the future home for the Goergen Institute for Data Science, and the surrounding Edmund A. Hajim Science & Engineering Quadrangle.
'Reinvented Douglass' new hub of student life
The Frederick Douglass Building officially re-opened in September after a complete renovation of the iconic 79,000-square-foot space. “I feel like I’m in a different building,” says Laura Ballou ’97, director of the Campus Center.
Burgett Intercultural Center dedicated at refurbished Douglass Building
Established in 2013 and named for the vice president and senior advisor to the president, the Burgett Center promotes cultural awareness and engagement, and educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity.
Evans Lam Square offers new approach to library design
A new state-of-the-art learning and research space in Rush Rhees Library, dedicated on October 5, “will function much like a town square," says Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries.