Last March, the Connect NC bond was approved by the North Carolina voters, and that provided UNCG with funding for a Nursing and Instructional Building. The site for the new building is the present site of McIver Building, a fully occupied building.
For close to a year, Director of Space Management Judy Smith and Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Jorge Quintal, along with department representatives, have been working on planning for the relocation of each department that will be moved from McIver.
“It’s a lot of dominoes,” says Smith. “Quite an exercise in logistics.” She says there is a major goal that has been agreed upon and has guided the relocation decisions, and that’s keeping academic programs as close to the core of campus as possible. Also, whenever possible they have maximized the benefits a department may find in a new location.
- UNCG Theatre’s costume shop and storage and a design studio will move to 326 Tate St. Next door, 328, will hold an acting studio and lighting studio. The scene shop and paint shop will move to a warehouse at 812 Lilly Ave., near Mendenhall and Spring Garden. That large space will increase capacity for UNCG’s set design activity.
- The Art Loft will enjoy a retail space in Spartan Village II, and the archaeology lab will find a new location in The Art Loft’s current space on Gate City Boulevard, at the corner of Tate St.
- Advancement and Development will move from 1100 Market St. to the old chapel building at 812 S Aycock St., which will become a convenient place to meet donors. Their move will also make room for University Teaching and Learning Commons and the Veterans Access Program at 1100 West Market St.
- The Boys and Girls Club gymnasium building, at 840 Neal St, will be renovated and have a floor added to accommodate the offices of Institutional Research, Academic Technology, Systems and procedures, Purchasing and various ITS departments.
- New Mind Education and International Programs’ storage will move to Brown.
- Kinesiology Research, UNCG Middle College, and Peace and Conflict Studies will move to 1510 Walker Avenue, which is the old student recreation center. That building is currently under renovation and due to be open for the fall 2017 semester.
- Fixed Assets and the DCL recording studio will be re-located to the 2900 Oakland warehouse.
- The SES grant program will move to the School of Education Building.
- The School of Nursing will temporarily relocate many research offices to 1605 Spring Garden St. while the new building is underway.
- HHS Advising and HDF graduate students will be relocated to the Stone Building.
- The Kinesiology Physiology lab will go to Coleman.
- Enrollment Management will go to Forney.
- ITS, ITS Classroom Technology and Technology Services will go to the McNutt Building and the Campus Supply Building.
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