Core Campus Project town hall offers a glimpse of the future

 

George Mason University is about to embark on an ambitious and transforming construction project, which will create a vibrant, globally connected hub for intellectual exploration in the center of the Fairfax Campus.

The Core Campus Project includes the replacement of Robinson Hall with a six-floor, state-of-the-art, 218,000-square-foot building with modern classrooms and up-to-date technology; the construction of a new terraced courtyard with green space and an amphitheater; the rebuilding and expanding of Wilkins Plaza; and much-needed underground utility work to replace the university’s aging infrastructure. Harris Theatre will also become a renovated stand-alone facility.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a town hall meeting about the project, in Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 5.

University leadership, including Senior Vice President Jennifer (J.J.) Wagner Davis; Vice President, Facilities, Frank Strike; and Program Director, Facilities, Cathy Wolfe-Pinskey, will discuss the largely state-funded, five-year, $170 million project that is scheduled to begin this summer with the vacating of Robinson Hall A and wrap up in spring 2022.

The town hall will be live streamed in Founders Hall 322 on the Arlington Campus, in Bull Run Hall 258 on the SciTech Campus, in Signal Hill 101 on the Loudoun Campus, and in Academic 219 – Conference Room at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.

Open Town Hall meetings are held once per semester to inform the University Community about the Robinson Hall Replacement and Utility Infrastructure Improvement projects.  Each meeting will include an overview of the design progress, project schedule and budget updates, as well as an opportunity for Q&A.