Renovations and Revitalization
At MCLA, innovation is a continuous process. Here are some highlights of past and current projects:
- MCLA reached a
milestone in 2006 with the completion of an $8.5 million renovation of
historic Murdock Hall, which restored the landmark building to its
former grandeur and equipped it with the latest technology.
- In 2007,
Smith House, another historic building on campus, was revitalized.
- The college made improvements to its art labs, the TV studio, student lounge space, and the athletic fields.
- In October 2011 the
College broke ground on the Center for Science and Innovation. Work on
the $40 million project began with a feasibility project in Fiscal
Year 2010, culminating in a site designation announcement in October
2010. This project represents the largest investment in public higher
education in the history of Berkshire County, and will be an important
resource for faculty, students, K-12 educators, and the community. The facility will open in 2013.
- In October 2012, MCLA celebrated the completion of a $6.9 million renovation at Hoosac Hall, one of the college's student residencies. The renovations included a new entryway and 14 new dorms on the first floor.
MCLA expanded academic programming. Recruited an array of outstanding new faculty. Provided students with new study abroad, internship, and research opportunities, gave the institution new visibility and fiscal growth, prompted a surge in enrollment, and brought new energy and enthusiasm to virtually every aspect of the college.