It's been a busy summer of construction
on the Smith campus. This final Gate construction
update takes a look at the Equestrian Center, the college's
riding facility, which has received some cosmetic improvements
a Campus Camera video about the Equestrian Center);
and the parking lots abutting the Indoor Track and Tennis
facility (ITT), which have been treated to fresh new surfaces.
In addition (not pictured), the restroom in John
M. Greene Hall is being modified for handicap-accessibility.
Click on images for larger view.
Equestrian Center, distinguished by the life-sized
sculpture of a proud horse at its entrance, is located
off of Earle Street. The facility was completely repainted
with fresh coats of barn red. At right above, painters
cover the windows with plastic before applying the
final coat of paint to the horse barn.
Before painting the Equestrian Center buildings, they
all had to be power washed, to remove cobwebs, dirt
and debris from windows and wall surfaces. At right
above: all ruts have been smoothed from the driveway
at the entrance to the center.
ITT Parking Lots
The athletic facilities were the focus of several updates this summer, including the painting of Scott Gym and the installation of a new roof on the ITT.
lots were repaved just in time for the School for Social
Work commencement on August 19, and the arrival of new
students Aug. 31.