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Date: 7/19/11 Bookmark and Share

Construction on Campus

A Weekly Pictorial Update of Summer Construction Projects

Summer 2011 Projects

Horse Barn, ITT Parking Lot
Other Houses
Hubbard Kitchen
Gardiner House
Emerson and Jordan Houses
Center for Work and Life
Capen and Sessions Houses
Burton Hall
Scott Gym and ITT Roof
Northrop and Gillett Houses

Emerson and Jordan houses, two of the 10 houses in the Quadrangle, are receiving renovations this summer, including fresh paint, new lighting, new flooring and reconfigured study spaces. When residents of the houses return and take up their Emerson and Jordan homes in August, they will break in their brand new house furnishings.

Emerson House
The Emerson arch is among the Smith campus' more distinguishing features. Emerson was built in 1922, one of 10 built in the Quad to address a housing shortage.
The Emerson House renovations include complete refinishing of the three public spaces, including this living room, getting fresh paint, recessed lighting, new carpet and re-upholsterd furniture.
Emerson common room
  Emerson former staff dining room
An air hockey game table from the other Emerson living room will be set up in the basement to create more space.
The former staff dining room will become a new study room for Emerson residents, with built-in book cases and counters.
Emerson kitchenette
Gary Hartwell
A small space off of the new study room will become a kitchenette with new appliances and cabinets.
  Gary Hartwell, who oversees the Emerson and Jordan house renovations, rides his bicycle from project to project.
Jordan House
Jordan House
  Jordan living room
Jordan House, named after Mary Augusta Jordan, professor at Smith, 1884-1921, was built in 1922, along with Emerson and Cushing houses.
Like its sister house Emerson, Jordan will feature a newly refurbished living room, with fresh paint, carpet, lighting and furnishings.
Jordan kitchenette
  Jordan fire ceiling and sconces
Old shelves are being removed from the kitchenette in Jordan to give the space a whole new look.
A fire-resistant ceiling is being installed in the Jordan living room, and new sconce lights will replace these antique models.
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