New year, new Westlake

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January 26, 2012

Students returned to campus last week to see a much-evolved Westlake Hall reconstruction and expansion project. Bradley’s second-oldest building is beginning a new life as a state-of-the-art learning facility, equipped with the latest technologies and constructed to achieve Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The limestone exterior and red tile roof will be complete this week, and new copper gutters and downspouts will add to the finishing touches. The campus community watched with interest recently as the old clock faces were removed from the building’s iconic tower, and then replaced with new, much brighter ones. See video of the installation at right.

Inside the 85,600 square-foot building, the original classrooms have received new drywall, paint and window trim. New light fixtures and flooring will soon be installed throughout the entire structure.

The project remains on schedule, set for completion in time for the beginning of the fall 2012 semester.