The new CAHSS Building 504 is located on Divarty Street between the Joel & Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building and Beach Hall. From the main entrance on Divarty Street, the mural Skylight: Transmission of Knowledge/Windows to Justice leads into the two-story atrium, featuring the Visual & Public Art Gallery and the Suite of the Office of the Dean. The lobby opens out to a covered walkway to access classrooms and the three-tier amphitheater.
The ground level features Classrooms, Suite for the Office of the Dean, the Visual & Public Art Gallery, an Anthropology & Archaeology Display, gender-neutral restrooms, and a family restroom. Elevator access is in the lobby atrium.
On the second level, departments have a mix of faculty offices, specialized instructional spaces, and support space arranged in clusters for ease of access between students and faculty.
- HCOM: Suite 2100
- CART: Suite 2200
- SBGS: Suite 2320
- WLC: Suite 2419
The departmental clusters are woven together by a series of shared spaces in the form of conference rooms, faculty & staff workrooms, and widened corridors with seating. These features create collaborative zones throughout the building to spark moments of interdisciplinary synergy.
This space also serves as the hub for college programs whose facilities are elsewhere on campus, including: Psychology research labs and faculty at Heron Hall; Visual and Public Art faculty and studio buildings at the VPA Complex; Music faculty, classroom and performance spaces at Music Hall and Building 48 (coming soon in Spring 2020); and Cinematic Arts and Technology studio and editing suites building.
With the new building, we have redoubled our dedication to faculty, staff, students and our community partners in a signature space that invites innovation and collaboration to enrich our disciplines and for students to engage in high-impact practices of applied learning, undergraduate research, service learning, and internships in service of community needs.