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Renovating the School of Nursing: ‘Re-envisioning our Community—Building our Future'

hardhats and shovels

The School of Nursing had the hardhats and shovels ready for dignitaries to dig: (left to right) Omar Blaik, senior vice president of facilities and real estate; Norma Peden (Pedie) Killebrew, CW '61, and Andrea (Andie) Berry Laporte, Nu '69, Overseers and Campaign co-chairs; Susan Maxman,  GArch '77, architect;  Dr. Amy Gutmann, president; the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell, CW '69, chair of the Board of Overseers, First Lady of Pennsylvania; and Dr. Afaf Meleis, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing.

 

crowd

The School of Nursing had a ceremonial groundbreaking on October 28 to signify the beginning of a series of renovations to the Nursing Education Building that is now over 30 years old. NEB, which had been designed to house three separate hospital nursing education programs, has been re-envisioned by architects Susan Maxman and Associates of Philadelphia to provide increased access and visibility to the School through a new entry plaza and a second entrance onto Osler Circle. The entry level will include a lobby café and new offices for the School's admissions and student services offices. This Phase 1 is slated to be completed by fall 2005. Phase 2 will involve renovating the third and fourth floors and the atrium. A mural was unveiled showing the view of the University-planned 36th Street walkthrough.

 

Amy and Afaf

President Amy Gutmann and Dean Afaf Meleis

M. Rendell

Chair of the School of Nursing's Board of Overseers Marjorie Rendell

 

sign

Sign gives some of the specifics of those involved

 

entry

olsen circle

NEB entry and NEB Osler Circle–Architectural renderings of the renovated School of Nursing building

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 12, November 16, 2004

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Tuesday,
November 16, 2004
Volume 51 Number 12
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