Brawner Hall Renovation is Complete

Brawner Hall first floor hallway, with new paint, carpet, lighting, doors, and more.

August 11, 2011

This fall, students attending classes in Brawner Hall will see a dramatic transformation in their learning environment. Since June, the building has been a hard-hat area, as everything from carpet to electricity, furniture to IT equipment, has been updated. The renovation was designed to bring the facilities up to the quality of the academic program at Menlo College. “The facilities need to reflect that this is a first-rate business school,” said James Woolever, Academic Provost and Dean of the Professional Studies Program.

Brawner Hall has a dozen faculty offices and also holds the offices of Academic Affairs, but it’s the 15 classrooms, including the ampitheatre affectionately named “The Pit,” which are getting most of the improvements. In addition to new carpeting and paint, each classroom is outfitted with rolling office chairs and Wi-Fi. Three classrooms have gotten complete tech makeovers, with new podiums and the latest in instructional technology—digital projectors, document cameras, digital whiteboard and lecture capture capabilities, and touchscreen controls. Lighting controls are now split within each room, allowing instructors to turn off just the front lights during presentations, leaving the back of the room lit for note-taking—which should be especially useful for Professional Studies Program students taking night classes.

Florence Moore Hall, the other main classroom building, will be similarly spruced up over the winter break.

View more photos of the Brawner Hall renovations on the Menlo College Facebook site.