NSF Funds Lewis Hall Renovation Planning Project,

September 1, 2012

Lewis Hall was constructed in 1939 and has not been renovated since. While the building is structurally sound and worth preserving for historical and aesthetic reasons, its basic internal layout, utility infrastructure, and technical facilities supporting the Station's core missions have degraded and are out of date. The one-year planning project will produce a program document outlining function and faculty needs in a refurbished Lewis Hall. The project has four phases: Phase #1. Collecting input from all field station stakeholders (MLBS current and potential future researches, instructors and outreach populations); Phase #2. Engaging the national field station directors' community (eg. Organization of Biological Field Stations) in a professionally lead workshop, and visiting sister field stations; Phase #3. Working with planning professionals on campus to generate a professional planning document.

DBI Award #1227098 details and full public NSF project summary - http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1227098