Give Input on Lewis Hall Renovation, Survey for Station Users and Stakeholders
February 25, 2013
Mountain Lake Biological Station needs your help.
Planning is underway for an interior renovation of Lewis Hall, the Station's main research, teaching, and support building. Your participation in a short survey would be greatly appreciated. The survey is part of a broad effort to include the MLBS community in the renovation planning effort. Survey closes April 1.
Keep reading if you like, or just CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY. Thank you!
Lewis Hall was constructed in 1939 and has not been renovated since. While the building is structurally sound and worth preserving for historical and anesthetic reasons, its basic internal layout, utility infrastructure, and technical facilities supporting the biological station's core missions have degraded and are out of date. This one-year NSF-funded planning project will produce a program document outlining function and faculty needs in a refurbished Lewis Hall. The project has three phases:
- Phase #1 Collect input from MLBS stakeholders. THIS SURVEY IS PART OF PHASE 1.
- Phase #2 Engage the national field station community (eg. Organization of Biological Field Stations) in a professionally lead workshop attended by field station directors.
- Phase #3 Work with planning professionals at UVA to generate a professional planning document.
The project is funded by NSF DBI Award #1227098 through the "Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)" program. Read the public NSF project summary.
The success of the project depends on community engagement. The survey results will be the primary material considered at the workshop of field station directors in April. Everything you provide here will be considered by the workshop participants.
The survey should take only a few minutes. It can be submitted anonymously, but we'd appreciate knowing who you are so we can follow up if needed. As an alternative to taking the survey you are welcome to contact Eric Nagy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Butch Brodie (email@example.com) directly. How every you want to contribute is great. Thank you!
Eric Nagy, Associate Director
Butch Brodie, Director
Susan Lohr, Field Station Planning Consultant