The renovation of Ruffner Hall will help the Curry School maximize the student experience, with contemporary classroom space, comfortable common areas, and a healthy, inviting environment not known in Ruffner since the 1970s.
A state-of-the-art building when it was opened in 1973, Ruffner Hall has been closed since January 2013 for major renovation. The Commonwealth of Virginia has provided 100% of the $19 million cost to gut and update the interior of the 84,000-square-foot building and maintain its exterior. The project remains on time and on budget.
When Ruffner Hall reopens this summer, Curry School students will enjoy a healthier and more inviting building than ever before:
• New students gathering areas.
• Connector hallways in the center of the first and second floors.
• Better classroom configuration, optimized for class-size needs.
• Revamped auditorium space on the ground floor with new seating.
• Improved traffic flow.
• A quieter environment for working.
• A new first floor entrance Ruffner Hall to Bavaro Hall.
In addition, Ruffner will sport carpeted floors, all new heating/cooling systems, and a modernized elevator.
The Curry Foundation must raise $500,000 before October 25, 2014, for interior furnishings and critical upgrades, and we can’t do it without you. We must raise funds to furnish the important new common areas with comfortable seating, tables, and artwork that will reflect the stature of the Curry School and the value we place on our talented students. We also must raise money to equip our research spaces and common areas with the latest communication technologies.
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Make a gift that will be combined with the gifts of other grateful alumni and friends to ensure that the Ruffner Hall renovation meets all its potential to support Curry’s mission.