Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Style and Function

Here's our before-and-after photo. Just a few changes, right?
The Collins College transformed its outdated computer lab into a stylish and functional work space for students. With design by Gettys Group, the new lab invokes the feel of a high-end hotel lobby.

The Collins College computer lab renovation took place during the spring quarter of 2012 and finished in June. The contemporary furniture is modular, fashionable and comfortable. Students have the option of using the lab’s computers or bringing their own. There is wireless and wireless printing and a large white board for students to use.  The Macs are PC compatible.  

Dean Andy Feinstein hosted an unveiling of the lab on June 25.  See more photos. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Welcome to our blog

Welcome to The Collins College of Hospitality Management's Expansion blog! As we embark on a $10 million expansion we want to keep our campus community and friends informed about our progress. Please check back on a regular basis to stay informed about our progress.

The expansion project is currently going through a schematic design phase by HMC Architects, with construction set to begin in December 2013 and doors opening sometime in the spring of 2015.

The 15,000-square-foot expansion will feature two, two-story buildings and be Gold LEED Certified or higher. One will add five classrooms, six faculty offices, a conference room, a faculty lounge and two executive director offices. The second building will have a student commons that serves as a social and study space for students. This building will also house an area for graduate students to study and work.

The building expansion is funded by generous donations from Carol and Jim Collins, Andrew and Peggy Cherng, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Eugene Park ’07 and Richard N. Frank.