Campus Center Planning Committee
Minutes from Meeting on November 28, 2005
In attendance: Peter Bennett, Ken Bozeman, Harold Ginke, Lynn Hagee, Steve Hirby, Joy Jordan, Nathan Litt, Patrick Niles, Paul Shrode, Nancy Truesdell
As it was the first meeting of the newly-reformed Campus Center Planning Committee, there were introductions of all present.
Nancy briefly reviewed the history, timeline, and key milestones regarding past planning efforts. This committee understands that there have been previous groups who have contributed to the early planning stages, and it will be our job to guide the planning process through its next phase. Specifically, the president has charged the committee with providing input and guidance in the following areas:
(1) floor plans
(2) finishings and furniture
(3) external design
(4) LEEDS certification and environmental features
A website has been created to share information about Campus Center planning. The website includes committee membership, the timeline, the Sasaki report on campus planning, the report from the Task Force on Residential Life, and a list of the program elements that will be included in the Campus Center. Minutes of the committee’s meetings will also be posted.
Committee members were encouraged to go to Raymond House to see comments and feedback written on the “images” boards that were displayed on campus before the listening sessions. We discussed the best way to get feedback on the current floor plan (alternate 3a) so that Uihlein-Wilson and KSS Architects can move ahead with their work over our December break. Peter and Nathan agreed to spend some meal times in Downer lobby talking with students and getting their feedback on the floor plan. There also will be a “study break” question in the library so that we can get some preliminary feedback about items that would be desirable in the campus store.
The remainder of the meeting was spent discussing the floor plans and raising questions about the connection between Sage Hall and the new Campus Center. Nancy will seek clarification from the architects. There will be some special meetings regarding the “behind-the-scenes” kitchen operation because there is a great deal of careful planning that goes into that aspect of dining services.
All committee members were asked to submit information about their schedules so we can select a Term II meeting time. It was announced that the next visit from Uihlein-Wilson is scheduled for January 31-February 2, 2006.