The Digital Learning Commons and Design Space will be closed from December 14 – mid-January and DLC staff (Mark Basse, Evelyn Helminen, Melissa Sorenson, Amy Slay, Bob Cole) will be relocating to the 2nd floor of McGowan Building in suite 210 near our friends in the META Lab and the Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL).
About the Remodel
Remodel of the upstairs balcony in the DLC open work environment will begin Monday, December 14. As you see in the 3D rendering above, the upstairs balcony rail will be removed and a set of two floor to ceiling 8′ wide storefront style windows will be installed. The upper window portion will be able to open and close allowing us to maintain a degree of flexibility and open-ness between the upstairs open work area and downstairs Design Space. The upstairs will be enclosed with additional floor to ceiling glass and a door located at the top of the internal staircase, just to the right of our red media booth. The remodel should provide improved acoustic separation between the two floors, increase natural light, and offer staff and MIIS community members new possibilities to experiment in collaborative co-working environments. See additional sketch renderings below.
Remodel Construction Schedule
DLC staff are coordinating with Campus Facilities and the contractor on a construction schedule that we hope will minimize disruption for staff and those who may have plans to use the DLC in January.
- DLC balcony remodel work will begin Monday, December 14.
- Contractors will work over winter break to install new bank of floor to ceiling windows
- An on-schedule project is expected, though not guaranteed, to be completed by second week of January, 2016 – in time for Spring 2016 classes and community events
How to Contact DLC Staff
During the transition please contact DLC Staff Members via office e-mail or phone. You may also make appointments via our online appointment booking system or send us a query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional 3D renderings: