Ceremony to Mark Ford Hall Milestone
As the foundation for Ford Hall begins to take shape, the
campus community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony
at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, on Belmont Avenue next to the
Ford Hall is named in honor of the lead donor to the project,
the Ford Motor Company Fund. Through its Advanced Education
Program, the fund supports programs that emphasize diversity
in engineering and link classroom learning with real-world
projects and issues.
Designed by the architecture
firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the building emphasizes sustainability
and energy efficiency and will serve as a teaching tool
for sustainable design. Both a structure and a symbol,
it will be a compelling, visible statement of Smith’s public identity as the women’s
college with the strongest programs in science and engineering.
Site preparation for construction
of the facility began in spring 2007 under the management
of William A. Berry & Son.
When completed in 2009, the building will be home to the
Picker Engineering Program, computer science, chemistry,
biochemistry and molecular biology.
To view the ongoing construction, go to the Ford Hall Webcam