I have a big announcement to make today. We have received permission to begin taking down Lund Hall and to break ground for our new building. I wouldn’t go stand out by Lund Hall waiting for the heavy equipment to arrive, however. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been experiencing sub-zero temperatures and our expectation is that winter will continue to happen in Logan for weeks to come.
So, our plan right now is that we will probably begin that work in March or April and we will probably hold some kind of ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate this important milestone for the school. I’ll keep you posted as our plans firm up and the ground thaws out.
It’s taken a lot of hard work and strong support from alumni and friends to get to this point. When the time is right, we’ll share more details about the many contributions that have made this possible.
For now, this means that our architectural firm can start drafting up the very detailed plans that will actually be used to construct the building. This is work that is done indoors and can move forward even if the weather outside is frightful.
Now we have one more reason to look forward to spring this year. Huntsman Hall will soon begin to rise on campus.