October 24, 2000

College Trustees Adopt Resolution to Proceed with Plans for Library Construction


MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—The Middlebury College board of trustees passed a resolution at its fall meeting on Oct. 21 that authorizes College officials to proceed with planning for the construction of a new College library to be located on the eastern edge of the campus on Storrs Avenue. The resolution passed unanimously.

The College’s former science center currently occupies much of the site for the library project. The board accepted the design for the project that was presented to the building and grounds committee of the board on Oct. 20 by the architects for the project, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates. The architect’s plans require the removal of the old science facility to allow for construction of the new library.

The science facility has been unoccupied since 1999 when Bicentennial Hall became the new home for the College’s science programs.

The budget for the library project was set by the trustees at $40 million.


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