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Hillcrest is currently undergoing renovations to become the new center for the Environmental Studies and Environmental Affairs. It is hoped that upon completion the building will receive at least a silver LEED rating, a sign of environmentally responsible design and execution. The new center will include 14 offices, a studio, study, lounge and teaching space, as well as informal meeting areas for students and faculty. The main component of the addition will be a technologically advanced lecture hall that seats up to 100. The hall will provide space for the weekly Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series, which is a key component of the environmental studies program. A landscaped courtyard will be constructed in an area that is currently a parking lot to the southwest of the building. Access to the building will be made from the east and the west through covered porches into an entrance lobby, where a new elevator will be installed. It is due to open in the fall of 2007.
Hillcrest started out as a student residence in the form of Victorian farmhouse. An annex was eventually added onto the building to house a classroom as well as several offices, though the annex has now been taken down and recycled. In recent years, it was home to several language departments' offices as well as a three-person apartment.
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